A Local Area SEND Inspection in Richmond upon Thames was completed by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in June 2021. The inspection provided an independent evaluation of how well organisations in Richmond upon Thames carry out their statutory duties in relation to children and young people with special educational needs and/or disabilities.
The inspection identified a number of strengths and areas for development or improvement.
In particular, the inspectors identified that children and young people are not as well prepared for adulthood as they should be from an early enough age. Inspectors found this to be a significant weakness and have asked the local area to produce a written statement of action to improve transition arrangements so that they are more effective at identifying and planning for the needs of young people aged 16 to 25.
The written statement of action must be submitted by 30 November 2021.