This is the 2016 to 2017 data collection form. Response required by 30 June 2017.
Ofsted collects fostering data annually from local authorities and independent fostering agencies in England.
If you have any further queries email SocialCareData@ofsted.gov.uk or call 0300 013 0020.
Q: Could Department for Education (DfE) placement codes be used for this data item, for example, children’s placement types?
A: DfE placement codes don’t always offer enough detail for the Ofsted collection, so unfortunately, no, this isn’t an option at the moment. Additionally, the DfE sometimes collect data in a different way to Ofsted (for example, they might have different options for a particular question) and so their codes cannot be used for the Ofsted collection. Where possible, we have tried to align our codes with the DfE to reduce duplication for agencies.