Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF): 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 Team draft report sections
5 Lead inspector collates and finalises the report
6 to 9 Inspection evidence and report submitted for quality assurance
21 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
26 Provider returns the report within 5 working days with any comments on factual accuracy
31 The final report will be published on the Ofsted reports website within a maximum of 28 working days of the end of the inspection