Consultation outcome

Children's social care providers: fees and inspection frequency

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Summary of the responses we received, along with the government’s response outlining the next steps.

Original consultation


We're seeking views on proposed changes to the fees and frequency of inspections regulations.

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Consultation description

We’re seeking views on the following proposed changes to Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Children’s Homes etc.) Regulations 2015, with a view to regulations coming into force in April 2017:

  • a 10% increase on current fees for most settings where fees are not already at full cost recovery
  • amending the frequency of Ofsted inspections for those registered children’s homes which currently have an overall effectiveness judgement of ‘good’ or ‘outstanding’

The consultation will run for 5 weeks and takes account of the Christmas holiday that falls within the consultation period.

Published 13 December 2016
Last updated 20 February 2017 + show all updates
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