Consultation outcome

Future of social care inspection

This consultation has concluded

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Future of social care inspection: Consultation outcome and next steps

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Future of social care inspection: Consultation outcome and next steps

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Annex 1: Full data response from the online consultation

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Detail of outcome

This report:

  • gives a summary of the responses to Ofsted’s ‘Future of social care inspection’ consultation and the changes we are making as a result
  • sets out what we learned from the pilot inspections that tested the proposed social care common inspection framework (SCCIF)
  • describes the next development steps for the arrangements for the inspection of local authority children’s services (ILACS)

Original consultation

Summary

This consultation seeks views on proposed changes across Ofsted's inspections of children's social care.

This consultation ran from
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Consultation description

This consultation seeks your views on proposed changes across Ofsted’s inspections of children’s social care. It has 4 parts:

  • principles for children’s social care inspections
  • a new approach to inspections of local authority children’s services from 2018
  • a new common inspection framework for social care establishments, agencies, boarding schools and residential special schools from April 2017
  • changes to inspections of independent fostering agencies

More information

Eleanor Schooling on the future of social care inspection - hear Eleanor Schooling, National Director Social Care, talk about the proposed changes to social care inspection and how the changes may affect local authorities.

The consultation document and questionnaire

The consultation questionnaire should be read in conjunction with the consultation document. Both documents can be downloaded from this page. Each document is available in 2 formats:

  • the Word version of the questionnaire can be filled in by hand or on your computer
  • the PDF version of the questionnaire can be filled in by hand

You can also download the consultation document in either format and then complete the online questionnaire.

The business engagement assessment

This is available in 2 formats:

  • the Word version of the questionnaire can be filled in by hand or on your computer
  • the PDF version of the questionnaire can be filled in by hand

Documents

Consultation document: Future of social care inspection

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Consultation document: Future of social care inspection

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Consultation questionnaire: Future of social care inspection

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Consultation questionnaire: Future of social care inspection

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Business engagement assessment: Future of social care inspection

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Business engagement assessment: Future of social care inspection

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Published 28 June 2016
Last updated 22 February 2017 + show all updates
  1. Consultation outcome and next steps published.
  2. Eleanor Schooling, National Director Social Care, talks about changes to social care - video's now available.
  3. First published.