Ofsted Inspection

Inspectors from Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission visited Camden in March to look at how well our local services for children and young people are implementing the government’s special educational needs and disability (SEND) reforms, as set out in the Children and Families Act 2014.

Their letter is a positive assessment of the high quality of Camden’s services in early years, education and health and it recognises the strong partnership working that exists across the borough to enable early identification and continuing support for children and young people with SEND and their families.

Dr Neel Gupta, Chair of Camden Clinical Commissioning Group said: “This is a hugely positive report and is testament to the quality of leadership, the strength of partnerships and the dedication of the teams within Camden which clearly helps children, parents and carers in our local communities. There are some areas in which we need to improve and we will work collectively with colleagues at the council and other partners to improve the services that we offer”.

Councillor Angela Mason, Camden Council’s Cabinet Member for Best Start in Life, said: “This is a testament to the hard work and commitment of everyone working in local services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.

“The inspectors, while praising the range and quality of our services and the way we work together, have also identified some areas where they think we can improve. We fully accept these points, which align with those identified in our own self-evaluation, and I know we are already focusing on improvement in these areas.”