Services for children and young people in Swindon with special educational needs and/or disabilities will be inspected between Monday 19 and Friday 23 November. 

As set out by the government in the Children and Families Act 2014, such services are now required to be formally inspected on a regular basis. 

The inspection process in Swindon will be carried out jointly by the Care Quality Commission, the national regulator of healthcare services in England, and Ofsted, the organisation responsible for inspecting education and care services for children and young people.

Over the five days. inspectors will evaluate how effectively services in Swindon are able to:

  • Identify the needs of children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities 
  • Meet the needs of these children and young people, so their outcomes and chances of participating fully in society is improved

As part of the overall inspection, the CQC and Ofsted would like to hear from children and young people who benefit from these services in Swindon, as well as their parents and carers. 

Those using the services will be contacted directly for their feedback, however people can also get involved in any of the ways listed below:

  • Taking part in a pre-recorded webinar, which is available to view online until 4pm on Tuesday 20 November. (Click here to register)
  • Contacting a local Parent Carer Forum to get details of how to hold discussions with the CQC and Ofsted inspection team
  • Sending written feedback in an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

For more information on the inspection, click here or visit the My Care My Support website