Dorset residents are running out of time to take part in a survey about the support children and young people with special educational needs get.

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) are visiting Dorset to inspect the local arrangements for children and young people with special education needs and disabilities (SEND).

The inspection will take place between March 11 and March 15 and will evaluate the effectiveness of the local area partnership’s arrangements for SEND.

Ahead of the inspection, parents, carers and young people aged 0-25 with SEND are being invited to participate in a survey, as well as practitioners.
During the inspection, inspectors will want to know about the help and support that children and young people with SEND receive within the Dorset local area partnership.

The partnerships are made up of those in education, health and care who are responsible for planning, commissioning, managing, delivering and evaluating support for children and young people with SEND who live in a local area.

They use the information from the inspections to improve services for children and young people with SEND.

Inspections also provide information for children and young people with SEND and their families, to help them make decisions about their education, health and care.

The survey is completely anonymous and can be completed online and closes at 9am on Tuesday, March 5.

To take the survey visit