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Ofsted launches point-in-time surveys

Surveys for children’s homes, adoption and fostering services, and residential family centres are now open for children, parents, foster carers, adopters, staff and other professionals.

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Ofsted has today (Monday 9 July) issued its annual point-in-time online surveys for children’s homes, fostering agencies, adoption agencies, adoption support agencies and residential family centres.

The surveys are for children, parents, foster carers, adopters, staff and other professionals.

Ofsted inspectors want to hear what they have to say about the establishment or agency. Their responses will help inform future inspections.

Ofsted is asking for responses by 17 August 2018.

Establishments and agencies should provide a link to the surveys to everyone on Ofsted’s behalf. Alternatively, anyone wishing to offer their views can contact Ofsted on 0300 123 1231 (select option 5 and then option 2) or email enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk.

If you’re a provider, have a look at our guidance about social care surveys, including a promotional poster.

Ofsted will run surveys for boarding schools from 1 October until 9 November 2018.

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Published 19 June 2017
Last updated 9 July 2018 + show all updates
  1. Launch of Ofsted's 2018 surveys for children’s homes, adoption and fostering services, and residential family centres.
  2. Launch of Ofsted's 2018 surveys for residential special schools and further education colleges with residential provision.
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