Inspecting welfare and duty of care in the armed services: framework

How Ofsted inspects the welfare and duty of care in the armed services.

This publication was withdrawn on

This guidance has been withdrawn as it no longer reflects Ofsted’s approach to inspecting welfare and duty of care in armed services training. For more information visit Ofsted’s annual reports.



Ofsted inspects the impact, quality, effectiveness and management of welfare and duty of care in Armed Services’ training establishments.

The inspections are commissioned by the Minister of State for the Armed Forces and administered through the Directorate of Training, Education, Skills and Resettlement.

Ofsted’s remit and scope, and the aspects to be inspected, are specified in a memorandum of understanding and associated schedule agreed between the Minister for Defence Personnel, Welfare and Veterans (DPWV) and Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted).

Published 20 August 2012