Government updates

HMCI commentary: consulting on Ofsted’s new area SEND framework

Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman announces the launch of a consultation on Ofsted’s special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) inspection framework.

Change made: First published.

Children and young people’s consultation: Changing the way we look into services for children and young people with SEND

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) want to change the way we inspect services for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). This consultation asks children and young people what they think of these changes.

Change made: First published.

Emergency planning and response for education, childcare, and children’s social care settings

How educational and childcare settings should plan for and deal with emergencies, including significant public health incidents and severe weather.

Change made: Updated DfE incident support helpline hours to Monday to Friday, 8am to 4pm.