Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF): independent fostering agencies

10. Timeframe

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

Day Full inspection activity
1 Notice of inspection
2 Inspector preparation
3 Site visit
4 Site visit
5 Site visit
6 Site visit
7 Site visit
8 to 12 Report writing; inspection evidence and report submitted for quality assurance
25 Report sent to the registered provider for any comments on factual accuracy within a maximum of 18 working days of the end of the inspection
30 Provider returns the report within 5 working days with comments on factual accuracy
35 The final report published on the Ofsted website within a maximum of 28 working days of the end of the inspection