Message from Martin Samuels, Strategic Director for People, Dudley Council:
Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission have published their findings of their joint area SEND (special education needs and disabilities) inspection of services and provision that they carried out in May.
We know that every child or young person deserves the very best, but we also recognise that we do not yet deliver this on a consistent basis in Dudley. The inspectors have found a number of areas of significant weakness.  But they have also identified some areas of strong practice. However we are reassured that the inspectors have echoed our self-evaluation and understanding of areas for improvement and we fully accept their findings.
For your information please find below a link to a page set up within the council’s SEND local offer pages which contains:
  • copy of the Ofsted/CQC report,
  • parent carer briefing (joint Council and CCG)
  • stakeholder briefing (joint Council and CCG)
  • which outlines Dudley's response and next steps.