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Ofsted thematic review of alternative provision (AP), drawing on evidence from review visits to 6 LAs and evidence from SEND inspections. The report is critical and calls for major reforms, stating too many young people have negative experiences in AP. Ofsted states there is often a lack of collaboration between strategic partners and that many placement decisions are not rigorous enough.   


Ofsted responses to the PFD report: updates and changes to Ofsted inspection handbooks (Jan24): and link to the online mental health awareness course that Ofsted ran for all its inspectors in January 2024.