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Ofsted and CQC SEND Local Area Revisit of Bedford Borough Local Area

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During the SEND revisit of February 2020, OFSTED and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) agreed that the local area has made sufficient progress in all previously identified areas of weakness. The full report can be viewed here


This is an excellent result that is testament to the hard work of so many people across Bedford Borough. Thank you to all staff across the local area for their ongoing commitment to support children and young people with SEND and their families.


The result of this inspection does not mean that the focus and emphasis on improving outcomes for children with SEND will change. The Council, Bedfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Bedford Borough Parent Carer Forum have all committed to continuing to work together to further improve outcomes for children and families in line with our current SEND Strategy (covering the period from 2019-2022). 


We will be hosting a series of engagement events through the summer to develop the next stages of our improvement journey and hope you will be able to join us. Watch this space for more details.