Policy paper

Ofsted's ethical research policy

We explain how we carry out research with people in an ethical way.



Ofsted is fully committed to high-quality research carried out according to ethical principles.

We aim to ensure that all research by Ofsted employees, or on behalf of Ofsted, is carried out in a way that protects all those doing the research as well as those taking part in it. This document sets out how we carry out ethical research. This document provides information to anyone carrying out research on behalf of Ofsted.

Published 17 December 2019