The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO) published a report on 14th January criticising Richmond Council and Achieving for Children for not effectively supporting children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

You can read the full report and the response from Ian Dodds, Director of Children’s Services for Richmond Council which was published in the latest news section on this website on the same day.

At the Children and Young People with Disabilities and Learning Difficulties Partnership Forum (CYPwDLD) held on 21 January, Ian Dodds committed to publishing information and progress on the LGSCO review on this website.  This will include a weekly summary of how many cases have been reviewed. We will add this information to this page as soon it becomes available. 

The Ombudsman's report was presented and discussed at the full Richmond Council meeting on 28 January. You can read the committee report, minutes of meeting and live broadcast of the meeting on the Richmond Council website. ‚Äč

Audit Brief

The following document from the South West London Audit Partnership (SWLAP) sets out the objective, scope and methodology of the review. The audit being carried out as part of the review started on 1st February and a final report of the findings must be completed by 13th April 2020.

Download the LGSCO audit brief (opens a pdf)

Progress Update

293 EHCP audits completed by 21 February 2020.

190 EHCP audits completed 14 February 2020.