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Special Educational Needs

Question for Department for Education

UIN 4265, tabled on 25 June 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, if her Department will ask Ofsted to inspect local authority specialist education services for children with sensory impairments.

Answered on

2 July 2015

Ofsted does not currently inspect local area provision for children with special educational needs and disabilities.

It is consulting on a framework for inspecting such provision, in particular, how local areas supporting children and young people with special educational needs and disability, in light of the provisions of the Children and Families Act 2014. Provision for all children and young people with SEN and disabilities irrespective of their type of need would be included within local inspections.