Guidance

Whistleblowing about children's social care services to Ofsted

What Ofsted will do after being informed of certain concerns about children’s social care services.

Documents

Whistleblowing to Ofsted about children’s social care services

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Whistleblowing to Ofsted about children’s social care services

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Detail

Ofsted’s previous whistleblowing policy only covered safeguarding in local authority children’s services.

This policy covers all matters relating to the inspection and regulation of children’s social care:

  • establishments
  • agencies
  • providers

See also ‘Whistleblowing about safeguarding in local authority children’s services’.

Raising concerns with Ofsted about providers in other remits

Schools and childcare

For further reading, see:

Further education and skills

When Ofsted receives a concern about a further education and skills provider, such as a college, we usually pass the information on to the appropriate funding body to consider and take action.