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

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

2018

published amendments

5. Evaluation criteria
Minor update to the evaluation criteria describing inadequate effectiveness of leaders and managers (section 5.3) within in the SCCIF for the inspection of children’s homes and secure children’s homes.

published amendments

6. Legal context
Clarified situations when a CQC inspector may assist during interim inspections of secure children's homes.

published amendments

2. The inspection principles
Added link to and details of Ofsted's corporate strategy.
5. Evaluation criteria
Updated section 5.4 with a revised education judgement.
6. Legal context
Added references to the Care Quality Commission’s involvement in secure children’s home inspections.
16. The inspection report
Updated 16.1 to reflect changes to how we will write children’s homes reports from April 2018.
22. Inspections where no children are living in the home
Updated to reflect legislation changes where no children are living in the home section, or where closed homes are exempt from inspection.
24. Inspecting different types of homes
Added a list of information requested at the initial meeting with the head or manager of education in section 21.1.
27. Positive environments where children can flourish
Added a link to 'Positive environments where children can flourish', new guidance for inspectors.
30. Qualifications of registered managers and staff in children’s homes
New section added on how we will inspect qualifications in children’s homes.