Safeguarding and social care for children

Child protection, social work, children in care and looked-after children, becoming a social care provider.

Safeguarding and social care for children guidance

Child protection, social work, children in care and looked-after children, becoming a social care provider.

  1. Directors of children’s services: roles and responsibilities

    Statutory guidance for local authorities with responsibility for education and children’s social services functions.

  2. Ofsted Annual Report 2016/17

    Ofsted's Annual Report examines the quality of schools, early years, children's social care and further education and skills.

  3. Social care commentaries

    Ofsted's National Director of Social Care, Eleanor Schooling, writes about major issues in children's services in a series of articles.