Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Brent local area was inspected between 15 May 2017 and 19 May 2017 by the Office for Standards in Education (OfSTED) and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to gauge how effectively the area is delivering the improvements within the Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) reforms contained within the Children and Families Act 2014.

The inspection team stated that there were significant strengths within the local system, but also key areas requiring improvement. On this basis a written statement of action was required from the local area partnership led by Brent Council and Brent CCG. Brent Council and Brent CCG responded to this requirement through the strong partnership of the Brent Children’s Trust.

This Written Statement of Action has been agreed by the Brent Children’s Trust and the Council’s Health and Wellbeing Board and has been co-produced with parents, carers and professionals. It sets out how services in Brent will work collaboratively with parents/carers and children and young people to take required action to improve outcomes. Brent Children’s Trust is focused on improving outcomes for children.

The Written Statement of Action is underpinned by a Written Statement of Action Monitoring Dashboard, measuring progress against identified actions and impact on outcomes.