Consultation outcome

Children’s social care providers: inspection frequency and fees

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Fees and frequency of inspection regulations

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

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

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Consultation description

We are 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 2018:

  • a 10% increase on current fees for most settings where fees are not already at full cost recovery
  • reviewing the structure of future fees
  • ending inspections for closed children’s homes

The consultation will run for 8 weeks.

Published 12 October 2017
Last updated 27 February 2018 + show all updates
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