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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    • Research and analysis
  11. Missing children

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

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

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

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

    • Research and analysis
  16. Support for social workers

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

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

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

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

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

    • Research and analysis
  22. Outstanding children’s homes

    • Research and analysis