Guidance

Inspecting local authority children's services: single inspection framework guidance

Ofsted's inspector handbook and information to help children and young people contribute to the inspection.

Documents

Inspection handbook: inspections of services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers

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Will you help us with our inspection Information for children and young people

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Will you help us with our inspection Information for children and young people

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Ofsted will use the single inspection framework (SIF) for some re-inspections of inadequate children’s services. From 2018 Ofsted will use a new framework and guidance for most inspections of local authority children’s services (ILACS).

The handbook should be read alongside Ofsted’s single inspection framework.

This page includes ‘Will you help us with our inspection? Information for children and young people’.