Parents and Carers across the East Riding, especially those of SEND children, will not be surprised that Ofsted has issued a second damning Report about ERYC.
As many will have not seen the Ofsted Report 1 December 2021 ERYC I highlight just a small section of the shameful report.
- There are long-standing and systemic weaknesses in the area’s provision for SEND. These weaknesses predate the pandemic. There is an acute shortage of suitable school places for children and young people who require specialist provision.
- Overwhelmingly, parents and carers who responded to Ofsted’s survey or communicated with the inspection team describe the experience of getting the provision to which their child or young person with SEND is entitled as a fight.
- Parents and carers report that their children and young people are waiting too long to be seen by the child and adolescent mental health service (CAMHS) and the neurodiversity team.
- There is insufficient SEND provision in the East Riding of Yorkshire to meet the needs of children and young people
- The wheelchair service for the East Riding of Yorkshire has had, and is having,
serious delays with the provision and repair of wheelchairs. This is having a direct and detrimental impact on the health and well-being of children who use a wheelchair.
Bullying Culture Must End
Until ERYC senior officers and Councillors acknowledge that they have a major issue with bullying, and address it, the exodus of staff will continue.
The halting of the exodus is key to ensuring a Children Services fit for the needs of East Riding Children.
When will the first of the 67 ERYC Councillors make a public statement against the bullying culture?
Please read and circulate to your networks the Ofsted Reports below: