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SEND Provision in Bedford Borough

SEND provision in Bedford Borough - Parent/Carer Survey

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out jointly a re-visit of Bedford Borough following the previous inspection that took place between 05 February 2018 - 09 February 2018.

The re-visit will evaluate how effectively leaders have addressed the areas of serious weaknesses detailed in the written statement of action (WSOA).

During the re-visit, Ofsted and CQC inspectors will be keen to speak to as many children and young people and their parents and carers as possible, specifically about the weaknesses identified in the WSOA (for details of the statement of action and to see the full letter to parents, click here).

How can local children, young people, parents and carers contribute their views during this local area re-visit?

There are several ways in which children, young people, parents and carers from your provision can engage with the re-visit process and contribute their views.

The inspectors will gather the contributions of parents and families through an online survey and a face-to-face open meeting. The focus of the online survey and open meeting will be set by the inspectors and will be based on the WSOA.

1. Parents and carers who would like to take part in this survey can follow this internet link: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/BedfordRe-VisitLASEND/  . The survey will open at 12 noon on Monday 27 January and close at 12 noon on Friday 31 January 2020. This survey has now closed. 

Parents and carers can submit their contributions via the online survey using the link provided above.

2. An open meeting, which will focus on areas identified in the WSOA, will take place on 3 February 2020. Parents and carers can contact their local Parent Carer Forum to request details of how to be part of the discussions between parents and carers and the Ofsted/CQC re-visit team. Details will also be included on the Local Offer localoffer.bedford.gov.uk   


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