In March 2023, the SEND Enfield Local Area Partnership underwent an area SEND inspection, carried out by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission.

The inspection recognised that leaders across the partnership are ambitious to improve outcomes for children and young people and are continuing to make improvements to services, supported by children, young people, and their families involvement. The report captured areas where the partnership was effective in its delivery and areas for improvement.

Read the inspection report.

To ensure consistency in the experiences and outcomes for children and young people with SEND, the inspection identified 3 areas of improvement. While these areas were already included in our SEND partnership strategy (PDF, 1657.19 KB) and SEND Local Area Action Plan (XLSX, 76.91 KB), we welcome the opportunity to use the report’s findings to further refine our commitment and actions in these documents.

Areas for improvement

Leaders should make sure that information sharing across education, health and care services leads to a more consistent understanding of current needs and supports transition for children and young people as they move from one provider to another.

To do this we will:

The partnership should ensure that EHC plans consistently reflect current needs in the prescribed outcomes for children and young people. They should ensure that the annual review process leads to EHC plans being updated in a timely way.

To do this, we will make sure systems used to document, track and quality assure annual review’s, enable our children and young people to have important and up to date EHCPs that include all their suggested outcomes.

Leaders should ensure that children and young people with SEND who move from children to adult health services experience a smooth and effective transition.

To do this we will:

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