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CQC/ Ofsted Area SEND inspection of the Hertfordshire Local Area Partnership
Today Ofsted and the CQC published the final Area SEND inspection report of the Hertfordshire Local Area Partnership.
The inspection report identified ‘widespread and / or systemic failings’ across the local area partnership led by Hertfordshire County Council and the NHS Hertfordshire and West Essex Integrated Care Board (ICB).
We (The Hertfordshire local area partnership, led by the county council and NHS Integrated Care Board) want to say sorry to you, our families.
We accept the findings of the report. We understand the scale of the issues and know that too many children and young people with SEND and their families have not had the service and outcomes they need and deserve.
We have already put in place strong improvement plans. We are determined to build on them to go further and faster to deliver the improvements needed.