A report has now been published following the Ofsted/CQC Local Area Special Educational Needs and/or Disabilities inspection.
Joint response from John Macilwraith, Executive Director – People, both at Cumbria County Council, Peter Rooney, Chief Operating Officer at North Cumbria Clinical Commissioning Group and Hilary Fordham, Chief Operating Officer at Morecambe Bay Clinical Commissioning Group:
“Improving services for children and young people with SEND is a priority for all of us. Services should be consistently good across the whole county. We welcome the report findings. They reflect our own self-evaluation and confirm that while there is much work to do, we are moving in the right direction. We are pleased that inspectors found many examples of where services are working well, and that the quality and dedication of staff working with children and families was recognised.
“We are committed to getting it right for children and young people with SEND and we are working together, alongside parents and carers, to respond to the inspection findings and make improvements.”