Guidance

Inspecting local authority children's services from 2018

Ofsted's framework and guidance for inspecting local authority services for children in need of help and protection, children in care and care leavers.

Documents

Framework, evaluation criteria and inspector guidance for the inspections of local authority children’s services

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Child-level data: additional guidance and template for Annex A

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Details

From 2018 Ofsted will use this framework and guidance for most inspections of local authority children’s services (ILACS).

Ofsted will use the single inspection framework (SIF) for some re-inspections of inadequate children’s services.