Inspection of children's social care providers

Improvement notices, completing an evidence base, children's homes, report a childcare incident.


  1. Complain about an Ofsted inspection report

    You can complain about an Ofsted inspection report if you think there was a problem - the inspection process, how the inspection was conducted, the outcome of the inspection

  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.

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News and communications

  1. Improvement notice issued to Bradford council
  2. Revised direction issued to Reading borough council: 2017
  3. Revised direction issued to Reading borough council
  4. Criminal exploitation and ‘county lines’: learn from past mistakes, report finds
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Research and statistics

  1. Joint inspections of the response to child sexual abuse in the family environment
  2. Joint inspections of child sexual exploitation and missing children
  3. Children's social care data in England 2018
  4. Growing up neglected: a multi-agency response to older children
  5. Social care questionnaires 2017: what children and young people told Ofsted
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Proposed changes to joint inspections of secure training centres
  2. A single inspection of voluntary adoption agencies
  3. Children’s social care providers: inspection frequency and fees
  4. Joint targeted area inspections
  5. Inspecting multi-agency safeguarding arrangements
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Ofsted Inspectors: lists
  2. HM Chief Inspector of Education, Children's Services and Skills annual report 2006 to 2007
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