Area SEND Inspection – Survey Information sheet for parents and carers


The local Authority (not the school) are having their Area SEND Inspection.

Parents are asked to read the information below and if you meet the criteria and would like to make comment about the Local Authority (not the school) then please either click the link or complete one of the enclosed forms. 


Dear Parent/Carer


Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) are visiting your area, as part of an inspection. We will be looking at arrangements for children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND).

We would like to hear your views about the support that your child receives. You can provide your views by completing an online survey at the following link: 


This survey is for parents/carers of children and young people with SEND aged 0-25.


Your views are important to us and will help inspectors understand your experience of the arrangements within your area. The survey will close at 9am on 21 March 2023.

The survey is voluntary, and you do not have to take part. The responses will complement the evidence collected by inspectors during the inspection. We do not ask for your name.

If you complete this survey, you consent to the transfer of your information from SmartSurvey to Ofsted.

For more information about how CQC and Ofsted collect and use data during inspections please see their individual privacy policies: CQC privacy statement; Ofsted privacy policy.


Yours sincerely


Catherine Old

His Majesty's Inspector