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Ofsted and Care Quality Commission (CQC) Joint Area Inspection of SEND

In response to the joint area inspection of SEND that took place in Haringey between 5 to 9 July and the findings published on 8 October 2021, a written statement of action (WSOA) that responds to the areas for improvement required has been produced and approved for implementation by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission.

The WSOA has been developed on a clear understanding of the issues found within the Ofsted and CQC report, and to make the necessary improvements with pace for better outcomes for children and young people with SEND and their families.

The Chief Executive of Haringey Council, the Cabinet Member for Early Years, Children and Families and the Executive Director for North Central London CCG are fully in support of the plan, and will be kept updated with the progress of its implementation.

Please refer to the WSOA below, which also has summary version as our ‘plan on a page’. The SEND Executive will hold accountability for this plan which will be monitored on a regular basis with progress updates reported to the SEND Executive, Lead Member, Haringey Parent Carer Forum and published on this page.

The SEND inspection report and the WSOA will be presented to a range of governance partnership boards with progress on the action plan informing our self-assessment of SEND services.

The WSOA responds to each of the recommendations with one overall lead for each of the 3 recommendations. Each of the recommendations has clear lines of accountability, outcomes to be achieved, individual actions with timescales, overall milestone dates and success measures. This action plan fits seamlessly with our SEND Strategy 2022-25. 

Thank you to all of the children, young people, their parents and carers and our partners for your involvement in drafting the WSOA. 

Refer to the latest summary of progress made against our written statement of action. 

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Page last updated:

May 15, 2023