Joint Local Area SEND revisit Northumberland

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.

Area SEND Revisit Letter Northumberland


The Tree House at The Alnwick Garden

In It Together Spring Conference

In It Together are a group of parents and carers of children and young people with a wide range of disabilities and special needs who come together regularly to informally express our views and opinions on the type of services families need in Northumberland. The group works closely with service providers to develop and maintain accessible, high quality services for all children and young people with additional needs and disabilities, working towards a positive future for all.

In It Together are holding their Annual Conference on Thursday 15th March starting at 10.00am at The Alnwick Garden. It will be open to all parents and carers of children and young people with special education needs and/or disabilities living or educated in Northumberland. For more information email: