Guidance

Childcare protocols between Ofsted and other organisations

How Ofsted will work with other organisations.

Documents

Details

Working arrangements for childcare protocols between Ofsted and other organisations to ensure working practices are consistent with the role and responsibilities of the appropriate organisations.

Protocol Date updated
Protocol between Ofsted and the Ministry of Defence 17 July 2020
Protocol between Ofsted and local authorities on sharing information about childcare providers 17 July 2020
Protocol between Ofsted and the MOD and its approved organisations with regard to childcare provision 17 February 2020
Women’s Aid Federation protocol 23 November 2016
Protocol with fire rescue services 24 January 2018

The other protocols are for reference only.

Published 18 June 2013
Last updated 17 July 2020 + show all updates
  1. Updated the 'Protocol between Ofsted, the Ministry of Defence and the Directorate of Children and Young people' and the 'Protocol between Ofsted and local authorities on sharing information about childcare providers'. Converted documents to a more accessible format.

  2. Updated 'Protocol between Ofsted and the MOD and its approved organisations with regard to childcare provision' to a more accessible format, adding links to legislation and clarifying processes.

  3. Minor updates to the protocol between Ofsted and fire rescue services: contact details and minor amendments to reflect changes in terminology.

  4. Minor updates to contact and address details.

  5. Published today: updated Women’s Aid Federation protocol. There are updates to Ofsted’s organisational structure and contacts details, new terminology and reference to childminder agencies.

  6. First published.