How Ofsted deals with causes for concern

This guidance sets out the steps Ofsted takes in considering causes for concern.

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Guidance on dealing with causes for concern

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The guidance covers the role of the regulatory decision-maker in the National Business Unit, who has responsibility for reviewing the information provided, and the inspector, who may be asked to pursue particular issues relating to suitability during a visit.

Published 15 January 2013