Local Area Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Consultations (SEND)
The inspection of local areas’ effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. Between 12 October 2015 and 4 January 2016, Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) consulted formally on the proposals for inspecting how effectively local areas fulfil their responsibilities to children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities. The inspections will be carried out jointly by the two inspectorates under section 20 of the Children Act 2004.
Bradford's Local Offer website, social media, Bradford schools online and the Bradford councils website welcomed and promoted the Local Area SEND consultations and how to complete the online consultation process and how to submit views.
Summary of Ofsted and CQC key findings to the four proposals:
The overall response was very positive and there was strong support for each of the four proposals. Respondents gave helpful and insightful comments and we were pleased to receive so many from children and young people. The responses are helping to inform our decisions about the inspection framework and how we will inspect local areas.
A full in detail summary report on the responses to the formal consultation has published by Ofsted and Care Quality Commissioner on the governments website click here to view.
Youth Voice feedback about Mental Health Services
Bradford Youth Service has gained feedback from young people called “Help today’s youth help tomorrows Bradford” about how youth today view the Mental Health Service in Bradford. Feedback and recommendations have been provided and shared with the appropriate services to review and develop services. See Mental Health Services feedback for full report within the resource file at the bottom of this page.
Youth Voice feedback about "What you should remember when designing services"
Thrive Bradford service consulted with young people in Bradford about what should be taken into consideration when commissioning, designing and developing new services for young people. Thrive Bradford in partnership with young people have produced a very valuable piece of work called “Helping young people to Thrive”- What you should remember when designing services. This document is used by Bradford Council Children’s Services commissioners and services across the district. To view the useful document see "What you should remember when designing services" in the resource file at the bottom of this page.
Children’s Commissioners visit Bradford’s Young People March 2016
The Children’s Commissioners visited Bradford’s Young People in March 2016 to gain feedback from Children and young people across the district. It was very helpful to visit you on 4 & 5 March 2016. We wanted to explore your experience of growing up in Bradford and hear your suggestions for improvements locally. The views and experiences of children and young people help us better understand and improve things in Bradford and across England. We would like to thank you for meeting with us. We have shared your thoughts and ideas with decision makers in Bradford, including Michael Jameson, Strategic Director of Children’s Services. They are looking at how they can use what you told us to make a difference where you live, learn and play. To view what young people feedback about “what was good” and “what you worried about or could be improved” see Children’s Commissioners visit Bradford’s Young People within the resource fill at the bottom of this page.
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