Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF): children’s homes, including secure children’s homes

11. Timeframe

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

Day Full inspection activity
1 Preparation
2 Site visit
3 Site visit
4 Drafting report
5 to 8 Inspection evidence and report submitted for quality assurance
16 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
21 Provider returns the report within 5 working days with any comments on factual accuracy
31 The final report will be published on the Ofsted website within a maximum of 28 working days of the end of the inspection