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Parents and carers of children with special educational needs and disabilities invited to contribute to re-evaluation of Derby city services

In early October, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will re-visit Derby City Council to inspect provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities, following the previous inspection that took place in June 2019.

During the re-visit, Ofsted and CQC inspectors will be keen to speak to as many children and young people and their parents and carers as possible.

The re-visit, from 4 - 6 October, will evaluate how effectively leaders have addressed the areas of serious weaknesses detailed in the written statement of action (WSOA).

How can local children, young people, parents and carers contribute their views during this local area re-visit?

There are several ways in which children, young people, parents and carers from your provision can engage with the re-visit process and contribute their views.

The inspectors will gather the contributions of parents and families through an online survey and a face-to-face open meeting. The focus of the online survey and open meeting will be set by the inspectors and will be based on the WSOA.

Parents and carers who would like to take part in this survey can follow this internet link: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/DerbyRe-VisitLASEND/. The survey is open from 12 noon on Monday, 27 September 2021 until 12 noon on Friday 1 October 2021.

Parents and carers can submit their contributions via the online survey using the link provided above.

Details about the re-visit will be available on Derby City Council's website.