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Inspection of Tameside local area’s effectiveness in identifying and meeting the needs of, and improving outcomes for, children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities (SEND) from 18 October 2021 to 22 October 2021.
Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) will carry out jointly, an inspection of your local area. The Children and Families Act 2014 places duties on the local health, social care and education services that provide for children and young people with SEND. The inspection will evaluate how effectively the local area:
  • identifies the needs of children and young people with SEND
  • meets the needs of these children and young people so that their outcomes and chances of participating fully in society improve.
The views of children and young people with SEND, and the views of their parents and carers will be gathered during visits to a number of early years settings, schools, colleges and specialist services. These views are critical to the inspection process. During the inspection, Ofsted and CQC inspectors will be keen to speak to as many children and young people and their parents and carers as possible.
How can local children, young people, parents and carers contribute their views during this local area inspection?
There are several ways in which children, young people, parents and carers from your provision can engage with the inspection process and contribute their views:
1.The inspection will include a survey of parents and carers. The survey will be open from noon on Monday, 11 October 2021 until 11:59pm on Tuesday, 19 October 2021.
Parents and carers who would like to take part in this survey can follow this link:  
2. Parents and carers can email their contributions to
3. Details about the local area SEND inspection will be available on your local authority’s website and distributed through the local area’s Clinical Commissioning Group/s (CCGs). Information about how children and young people with SEND can share their views about the local area’s effectiveness should be included in the local offer.
4. During this inspection, the inspectors will collect information about children and young people in the area. They will be looking at local area records, speaking to area officers and leaders at educational settings, and speaking to children, young people and parents or carers. No names will be recorded, but some of the information collected may be capable of identifying a particular child, young person or adult. Ofsted and CQC will use this information to prepare their report, and for the purposes set out in their privacy notices. No information will be published that identifies any individual in the inspection report.
More information is available in the Ofsted and CQC privacy notices which can be found here:
Ofsted’s Data Protection Officer is the Director, Digital and Information, who may be contacted at CQC’s Data Protection Officer is the Head of Governance and Legal Services, who may be contacted at
While we understand that many parents and carers may have views on their experiences that extend back several years, the focus of the inspection is on the effectiveness of the local area since the introduction of reforms in September 2014.
We would also like parents and carers to understand that we will not be able to follow up or comment upon individual cases. The inspection team will consider all communications from parents as part of the evidence when evaluating the effectiveness of the local area.
Information on local area duties toward children and young people with SEND can be found on the Department for Education’s website:


Greater Manchester (GM) 10 Tips for Talking Webinars

Please click here for information and dates for the Webinars taking place. These sessions will last between 30-45 minutes and are being offered at different dates and times across October and November.
The webinars are for families as well as professionals.
The webinars will take place virtually through Microsoft Teams and are FREE to attend. To sign up, please register your details on your chosen date via this Eventbrite page.
Please click here to access additional resources and 10 tips for talking. This document contains other websites to visit as well as information and videos to support with talking to Children.


Welcome to the Local Offer

The Local Offer website brings together a range of support services and information for children and young people aged 0-25, with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND).  Here you can find information and advice to support children and families with SEND.

It’s simple to use - just click on a button for direct access to information.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) resources and information

Tameside & Glossop residents can find general information about Council services, business support, community support, schools and childcare, Coronavirus testing, and official advice and guidance by clicking here Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council

But children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND), and their parents and carers continue to face specific challenges as a result of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

SEND Pupil Support Services are offering a Parent Helpline, to support any parents with children with additional needs at home. The team can provide advice and strategies regarding all areas of SEND. The phone number for parents is 0161 342 5503. The call will be triaged and then passed  on to the most appropriate service. If schools are aware of parents requiring support or guidance with SEND learners at home,  they should refer them to the helpline, where they can access immediate expert advice and strategies.  

Please use the Coronavirus button below to see regular updates, information, services and guidance relevant to children and young people with SEND and those who support them

You can also follow Tameside Council Tameside Council | Facebook and Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group’s Tameside and Glossop Clinical Commissioning Group | Facebook facebook pages and Tameside Council’s Twitter account Tameside Council (@TamesideCouncil) / Twitter
We want as many people to access our Local Offer.  Our aim is that it is both accessible and usable to all that need information from it.

Our aim is to provide customers with equal access to information and services. Accessibility has been paramount since the design stage and we have taken steps to ensure we take into account the needs of different people.

If you would like to see the information in another language or in audio please click on the Accessibility Toolbar in the top left hand corner of the screen.

We work hard to ensure the information is regularly updated and  are always keen to improve.   If you can't find what you are looking for or would like to tell us what you think about our Local Offer, please click here to go to our feedback page or email us at
Tim Bowman, Chair of SEND Improvement Group on behalf of partners working in SEND services

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