Form

Ofsted annual fostering data collection: 2016 to 2017 form

This is the 2016 to 2017 data collection form. Response required by 30 June 2017.

Documents

Ofsted annual fostering data collection: 2016 to 2017 form

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Ofsted annual fostering data collection: 2016 to 2017 cover letter

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Details

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.

FAQ

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.