SEND Joint local area SEND written statement of action
Birmingham was inspected by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in June 2018.
This was to judge the effectiveness of the area in implementing the special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014.
The Ofsted/CQC Chief Inspector determined that Birmingham City Council and NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) were required to jointly submit a written statement of action because of significant areas of weakness in the local area’s practice.
Following this request, Birmingham City Council and NHS Birmingham and Solihull Clinical Commissioning Group have published the Written Statement of Action (WSOA) for the city on behalf of all partners, details of which can be found by visiting - www.birmingham.gov.uk/localoffer . The WSOA has been approved by Ofsted and CQC.
A partnership comprising Birmingham City Council, NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG, Birmingham Children’s Trust and Birmingham Community Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust is working together to understand what has gone wrong. The partnership will work together with parents, schools and the voluntary sector to deliver a new SEND service over the next two years to address the needs of families and children with SEND.