Posted on: 12 September 2023

On Monday 11 September, Surrey County Council were informed that there will be Surrey-wide joint Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to inspect SEND (special educational needs disabilities) provisions provided by healthcare, education and social services.  This will last for three weeks, and as part of the inspection, Ofsted and CQC are seeking the views and experiences of:

  • Parents/carers of a child or young person with additional needs or disabilities, or
  • Young people with additional needs or disabilities, or
  • Practitioners that work directly with children and young with additional needs and disabilities

Please use this survey link and please feel free to share the information with others using services within Surrey this is also applicable to.   The survey link will close at 9am on Tuesday 19th September.

The inspection will look at education, health and care services for children with additional needs and special educational needs disabilities (otherwise known as SEND) in Surrey, to assess their experiences and outcomes.  Surrey and Borders NHS Partnership, Children and Family Health Surrey (CFHS) and Mindworks Surrey colleagues work together with education and healthcare partners across the county to deliver services for children and young people with additional needs and disabilities.

Surrey County Council’s The Local Offer website has further information and resources explaining the inspection process.  You can access an outline of the full process in full here: Area SEND inspections: framework and handbook - GOV.UK (

A full written report will be published around two months after the inspection finishes.

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