Policy paper

Complaints about Ofsted

Raising concerns and making a complaint about Ofsted.

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Raising concerns and making a complaint about Ofsted

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This policy applies to the handling of complaints about Ofsted’s work, including the inspection and regulation of:

  • providers registered on the Early Years and Childcare Registers
  • children’s centres
  • social care services for children
  • children’s homes
  • family centres
  • adoption and fostering services and agencies
  • the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass)
  • children’s services in local authorities
  • maintained schools including academies
  • independent schools
  • initial teacher training
  • further education colleges and provision for students aged 14 to 19
  • work-based learning and funded training
  • education and training in prisons and other secure establishments, and adult and community learning