Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF)

The social care common inspection framework, or SCCIF, sets out how Ofsted will inspect social care establishments and agencies.

Published 22 February 2017
Last updated 20 September 2019 + show all updates
  1. Minor updates to all SCCIF handbooks including additional guidance for inspectors in the ‘Listening and talking to children and young people’ sections and updated guidance in the ‘Conduct during inspections’ sections.

  2. Updated with link to new secure children's homes SCCIF.

  3. Minor update to the evaluation criteria describing inadequate effectiveness of leaders and managers (section 5.3) within in the SCCIF for the inspection of children’s homes and secure children’s homes.

  4. Minor updates to 7 framework manuals (no changes to residential provision of further education colleges).

  5. The information about monitoring visits for boarding schools and residential special schools and residential provision of further education colleges has been rewritten.

  6. First published.