Joint local area SEND revisit in Northumberland
Between 19 and 21 May 2021, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) revisited the local area of Northumberland to decide whether sufficient progress has been made in addressing each of the areas of significant weakness detailed in the written statement of action issued on 29 November 2018.
As a result of the findings of the initial inspection and in accordance with the Children Act 2004 (Joint Area Reviews) Regulations 2015, Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector (HMCI) determined that a written statement of action was required because of significant areas of weakness in the local area’s practice. HMCI determined that the local authority and the area’s Clinical Commissioning Group were jointly responsible for submitting the written statement to Ofsted.
This was declared fit for purpose on 18 March 2019. The area has made sufficient progress in addressing the three areas of significant weakness identified at the initial inspection. This letter outlines the findings from the revisit.