Ofsted inspections of local authority children's services

Documents relating to Ofsted's inspections of local authority children's services.

Documents relating to Ofsted’s inspections of local authority children’s services (ILACS).

From 2018 Ofsted will use a new ILACS framework and guidance for most inspections.

Ofsted will use the single inspection framework (SIF) for some re-inspections of inadequate children’s services.

Inspecting local authority children's services from 2018

Single inspection framework

Social care

  1. Social care: guidance for Ofsted staff

    • Guidance
Published 3 December 2014
Last updated 1 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. New section for social care.
  2. New section for monitoring inadequate local authorities.
  3. Updated with safeguarding concerns guidance for inspectors.
  4. Updated for targeted inspection documents.
  5. Added 'Local authority children’s services judged inadequate: examples of common weaknesses'.
  6. Updated with links to new inspector guidance on children's services judged as 'requires improvement' or 'inadequate'.
  7. First published.