Special educational needs and disabilities: Education Committee session on i) inspectorates and ii) resolution of problems in the system

How local authorities are inspected to ensure they are fulfilling their responsibilities to children with SEND and how problems and disputes are handled and why they arise will be the focus of the Education Committee’s latest evidence session on special educational needs and disabilities.

The Committee’s SEND inquiry is examining the impact of the reforms introduced in the Children and Families Act 2014.

The Committee will first question Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on their role holding local authorities to account through joint inspections.

The second panel with IPSEA (Independent Parental Special Education Advice), law firm Simpson Millar and the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman will focus on problems in the system and their resolution, including through tribunals. Questions are likely to centre on accountability within the system and the use of tribunals.

Witness schedule

Wednesday 24th April, Committee Room TBC

At 9.15am (Inspectorates)

  • Gill Jones, HMI, Deputy Director of Early Education, Ofsted
  • Jonathan Jones, HMI, Specialist Adviser, SEND, Ofsted
  • Professor Ursula Gallagher, Deputy Chief Inspector for Primary Medical Services and Integrated Care, CQC
  • Nigel Thompson, Head of Children’s Health and Justice, CQC

At 10.15am (Resolution of problems in the system) 

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  • Alison Fiddy, Chief Executive, Ipsea
  • Imogen Jolley, Head of Public Law, Simpson Millar
  • Michael King, Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman 

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