Social care surveys: guidance for providers

Guidance for social care providers about distributing the 2018 surveys and a promotional poster that they can use.


Social care online surveys 2018: promotional poster for providers

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Surveys for boarding schools are open from 1 October to 9 November 2018.

Ofsted’s social care surveys for residential special schools and further education colleges with residential provision ran from 14 May to 22 June 2018. Surveys for children’s homes, adoption and fostering services and residential family centres ran from 9 July to 17 August 2018.

The 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.

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