Collection

Ofsted social care survey reports

Ofsted survey and thematic reports for social care.

Ofsted carries out an annual programme of survey reports alongside its main inspection programme of providers.

The survey programme serves a range of purposes. Depending on the subject chosen, a survey provides an opportunity to focus on specific issues in greater detail than is possible during an institutional inspection. Alternatively, it may explore an aspect that falls outside the current inspection framework, or may sample provision in areas of our remit not currently subject to an inspection programme.

In surveys Ofsted can examine relationships between institutions and between providers and other agencies. Ofsted can evaluate the impact on providers and learners of recent policy developments.

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Documents

  1. Local area SEND inspections: one year on

    • Research and analysis
  2. Joint inspections of the response to children living with domestic abuse: September 2016 to March 2017

    • Guidance
  3. Joint inspections of child sexual exploitation and missing children: February to August 2016

    • Research and analysis
  4. Children in need and child protection: quality of early help and social work assessments

    • Research and analysis
  5. Sexual exploitation of children: Ofsted thematic report

    • Research and analysis
  6. Early help services: how well are they meeting children's needs?

    • Research and analysis
  7. Effective leadership of children’s services: joining the dots

    • Research and analysis
  8. Looked after children living away from their home area: from a distance

    • Research and analysis
  9. Professional responses to neglect: in the child’s time

    • Research and analysis
  10. Private fostering: better understanding of local authority arrangements

    • Research and analysis
  11. Independent reviewing officers: taking up the challenge?

    • Research and analysis
  12. Joint working between adult and children’s services: what about the children?

    • Research and analysis
  13. Missing children

    • Research and analysis
  14. Services for deaf children: communication is the key

    • Research and analysis
  15. The impact of virtual schools on the education of looked after children

    • Research and analysis
  16. Protecting disabled children: thematic inspection

    • Research and analysis
  17. Exploring delays in adoption: right on time

    • Research and analysis
  18. Support for social workers

    • Research and analysis
  19. How services prevent young people entering care: edging away from care

    • Research and analysis
  20. Learning lessons from serious case reviews

    • Research and analysis
  21. Good practice by local safeguarding children boards

    • Research and analysis
  22. Commissioning young people’s services: evaluation of approaches

    • Research and analysis
  23. Listening to children in serious case reviews

    • Research and analysis
  24. Outstanding children’s homes

    • Research and analysis