Guidance

Social care surveys: guidance for providers

Guidance for social care providers about distributing the 2019 surveys and a promotional poster that they can use.

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Social care online surveys 2019: promotional poster for providers

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Annual surveys are Ofsted’s chance to hear what children and young people, parents, staff, social workers and other professionals say about children’s homes, adoption agencies, fostering services and residential family centres.

Providers send out links to the surveys on Ofsted’s behalf: the guidance explains how this works.

Providers can add the name of their service to the poster and use it to promote the online surveys.

We publish a report each year summarising the survey results.

Published 12 January 2016
Last updated 29 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated guidance and promotional posters for social care providers for 2019 surveys.
  2. Updated the promotional poster: boarding schools can use this to publicise Ofsted's annual surveys.
  3. Updated promotional poster for providers.
  4. Updated guidance and promotional poster for providers for the 2018 social care surveys.
  5. Added survey dates for further education colleges, boarding schools and residential special schools to the guidance and poster.
  6. Updated for 2017 survey: 19 June to 13 August 2017.
  7. First published.