Children's social care providers

Registering, inspections, complaints, roles and responsibilities, Ofsted safeguarding policy, complaints.

Services

  1. Childcare and children's social care health declaration form

    Health declaration form for childminders and people who work in childcare or children's social care.

  2. Tell Ofsted about an incident: children's social care notification form

    Online form for adoption or fostering agencies, children's homes and residential family centres. Downloadable form for residential holiday schemes for disabled children.

  3. Early years and childcare services: EY3 changes to individuals

    EY3 form to tell Ofsted about certain changes to individuals, including names, addresses and any start or leave dates.

  1. Tell Ofsted about a serious childcare incident: online form for local authorities

    Notification form for use by local authorities to tell Ofsted about serious childcare incidents for children living at home or in care.

  2. Children's social care providers: SC3 changes to individuals or premises

    SC3 is the form you need to use to tell Ofsted about certain changes within social care services and organisations that run the services.

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News and communications

  1. Ofsted launches point-in-time surveys

    • Ofsted
    • News story
  2. Social care commentary: children's homes

    • Ofsted
    • Authored article
  3. New children’s services inspections announced

    • Ofsted
    • Press release
  4. Warning notice to Isle of Portland Aldridge Community Academy

    • Department for Education
    • Correspondence
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Policy and engagement

  1. A single inspection of voluntary adoption agencies
  2. Children’s social care providers: inspection frequency and fees
  1. London borough of Croydon: report into children’s social care services

    • Department for Education
    • Independent report
  2. Torbay children's services: commissioner's report

    • Department for Education
    • Independent report
  3. Worcestershire children’s services: non-executive commissioner's report

    • Department for Education
    • Independent report
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Transparency

  1. Step Up to Social Work evaluation after 3 and 5 years

    • Department for Education
    • Research
  2. Improvement notice issued to Lambeth London borough council

    • Department for Education
    • Decision
  3. Joint inspections of child sexual exploitation and missing children

    • Ofsted, Care Quality Commission, Closed organisation: HM Inspectorate of Constabulary, HM Inspectorate of Probation, and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary and Fire & Rescue Services
    • Research
  4. Direction issued to London Borough of Croydon

    • Department for Education
    • Decision
  5. Direction issued to Croydon council

    • Department for Education
    • Decision
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