Guidance

Social care: guidance for Ofsted staff

This handbook sets out the legal background to Ofsted’s social care compliance work and Ofsted’s powers.

Documents

Social care compliance handbook

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Social care compliance handbook

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Detail

Ofsted uses this handbook in its regulation of adoption support agencies, children’s homes, holiday schemes for disabled children, independent fostering agencies, residential family centres and voluntary adoption agencies.

Providers, managers and interested parties can read it to understand Ofsted’s compliance processes.