From May we will be inspecting SEND provision for children and young people by local areas.
We will also look at how well education services, social care and health work together to identify, assess and meet the needs of children and young people with special educational needs and or a disability.
We will carry out these inspections jointly with Ofsted and we have worked very closely with Ofsted and the Department for Education to develop the new inspection arrangements.
The framework and handbook for these inspections are published today. These take into account all the information and experience gathered from a public consultation, pilot inspections and engagement with key interest groups.