Regulating childcare in women's refuges: guidance for Ofsted

Guidance to help Ofsted staff in their work. It complements the protocol with the Women’s Aid Federation.



The aim of this guidance is to help Ofsted staff carry out registrations, inspections and compliance investigations of childcare in women’s refuges.

See the protocol with the Women’s Aid Federation that complements this guidance.

Published 12 October 2012
Last updated 2 March 2023 + show all updates
  1. Updated following changes to the protocol between Ofsted and Women's Aid. Converted documents to a more accessible format.

  2. Updated for new inspection arrangements from 1 April 2017.

  3. Footnotes updated for links and references.

  4. First published.