There is a requirement that public authorities, like Ofsted, must publish updated versions of datasets that are disclosed as a result of Freedom of Information requests.
Some information which is requested is exempt from disclosure to the public under the Freedom of Information Act; it is therefore not appropriate for this information to be made available. Examples of information which it is not appropriate to make available include the locations of women’s refuges, some military bases and all children’s homes and the personal data of providers and staff. Ofsted also considers that the names and addresses of registered childminders are their personal data, and it is not appropriate to make these publicly available unless those individuals have given their explicit consent to do so. This information has therefore not been included.
This dataset contains information on independent fostering agencies and voluntary adoption agencies in England.
Date of next update: April 2017