In the latest Area SEND Inspection by Ofsted and the Care Quality Commission, Royal Greenwich has achieved the highest possible rating for its dedicated service to young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). We are so proud that Bromley Healthcare’s Greenwich 0 to 4 service has played a key role in this, with its commitment to providing crucial support.
The comprehensive inspection highly praised the collaborative work between the Council, local schools, health services like Bromley Healthcare’s 0 to 4 service, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, and the Greenwich Parent Carer Participation Forum. Their united front in ‘going the extra mile’ and offering the ‘right support at the right time’ for SEND children and young people has resulted in positive outcomes.
Inspectors commended that “Children and young people with SEND and their families in Greenwich are front and centre of the local area partnership’s work.” The services led to positive experiences and outcomes, marking the second time this rating has been awarded since the new framework introduction earlier this year.
Bromley Healthcare’s Greenwich 0 to 4 service played a pivotal role in this accomplishment. Working as a valuable member of the local partnership, the service has demonstrated a dedicated, joined-up approach to healthcare for young people.
Neil Kennett-Brown, Chief Operating Officer, NHS South East London ICB (Greenwich), said: “We are delighted that the strength and maturity of our partnership working has been recognised, enabling joined up services for our children and their families.”
Vicky Soper, Director for Children and Young People at Bromley Healthcare, said: “The success of the Greenwich 0 to 4 service in this inspection is an affirmation of their dedication and commitment. The team work tirelessly to provide exceptional services and create a positive impact in the lives of children with SEND and their families. I commend them for the invaluable role they play in the health and care partnership in Greenwich. Working together with partners in this way enables us to provide joined up high-quality care that our communities need and so rightly deserve.”
Caroline Whitford, Service Lead for Greenwich 0 to 4, added: “I feel an immense sense of pride to lead such an expert, compassionate team in the Health Visiting Service. Each team member puts their heart into caring for families, and this recognition validates their hard work. We will continue striving to enhance the lives of young people with SEND and their families, providing the right support, at the right time.”
Report highlights include:
- ‘The local area partnership in Greenwich is mature and fully integrated’
- ‘Strong and embedded relationships with services across education, health and care mean that children and young people’s needs are met effectively’
- ‘The voice of children and young people, parents and carers is heard loud and clear in Greenwich’
- ‘Professionals regularly go the extra mile to make sure that children and young people’s needs are met effectively.’
- ‘Leaders walk with [families] on their journey.’