Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF): adoption support agencies

10. Timeframe

Timeframe for an inspection from planning to publication of the report.

Day Full inspection activity
1 Preparation
2 Half a day on-site visit*
3 Site visit
4 Half a day on-site visit*
5 Report writing
6-9 Inspection evidence and report submitted for quality assurance
17 Report sent to the registered provider for any comments on factual accuracy, within a maximum of 13 working days of the end of the inspection.
22 Provider returns the draft report within 5 working days with any comments on factual accuracy.
32 The final report will be published on the Ofsted website within a maximum of 28 working days of the end of the inspection.

*The 2 half days on site may be combined to one day so 2 whole days are spent on-site.