Thematic inspections of regional adoption agencies

Guidance and methodology for Ofsted's thematic inspections of a sample of regional adoption agencies (RAAs).

Applies to England



Ofsted will carry out inspections of a sample of RAAs, looking at several different themes on these (known as ‘thematic inspections’). The inspections will take place between October and December 2023. This guidance sets out the arrangements for them, including the principles of inspection and the expectations of RAAs and Ofsted. Learning from them will inform plans for future adoption inspection arrangements.

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Published 1 September 2023

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