Find links to relevant information and legislation for special educational needs and disabilities.

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It is also a source of information for parents, carers and young people.

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5. SEND Ofsted inspection

Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) jointly inspect councils to see how well they fulfill their responsibilities for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities.