Surrey SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SSIASS)

 Ofsted/CQC Inspection of Surrey's SEND services This week, Surrey's SEND services will be inspected by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission.

The inspection will evaluate how effectively Surrey: identifies and assesses the needs of children and young people who have special educational needs and/or disabilities 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. There are two key opportunities for parent carers to contribute to the inspection:

  • Tuesday 18th October 11.45am - 1pm, County Hall Kingston: an open invitation to a focus group run by the Ofsted/CQC inspection team. To register, please email
  • Wednesday 19th October 8.30pm - 9.30pm This online webinar will be led by Sian Thornton, Her Majesty’s Inspector, who will ask parents and carers about their views and experiences on how effectively the Surrey County Council area is fulfilling the above responsibilities. To register, click on this link:

Thank you for your support - Surrey SEND Information Advice and Support Service (SSIASS)


We provide confidential, impartial and independent information, advice and support for young people and parents/carers of children and with special educational needs or a disability (SEND) aged 0 to 25.

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Third Floor, Consort House,
5 - 7 Queensway

01737 737 300

Some of our information is specific to Surrey. If you live outside Surrey you can contact your own local authority who can give you details of your own local IASS service.

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