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  • Schedule for the release of official statistics

    This document announces the planned schedule for the release of official statistics by Ofsted for the period up to December 2014.

  • Fostering: conducting inspections of independent fostering agencies

    This guidance is designed to assist inspectors from the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) when conducting inspections of independent fostering agencies. It should be read in conjunction with the inspection framework.

  • Adoption: conducting inspections of voluntary adoption agencies

    This guidance is designed to assist inspectors from the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) when conducting inspections of voluntary adoption agencies. It should be read in conjunction with the inspection of voluntary adoption agencies, the framework, evaluation schedule and grade descriptors.

Latest news: Children and families services

  • Neglected children must be better protected

    26 Mar 2014

    More must be done to identify and respond effectively to neglect at the earliest stages so that the most vulnerable children in our society do not remain too long in families where they come to harm, a new report from Ofsted says today.

  • More information needed for a better understanding of private fostering

    24 Jan 2014

    Ofsted has called on local authorities, local safeguarding children boards (LSCBs) and the Department for Education to work together to build a better understanding of the extent of private fostering arrangements across the country.

  • No less than 'good' for children's homes demands Ofsted

    13 Dec 2013

    Ofsted has today published proposals for a tough new framework to improve standards in children’s homes and drive up quality for the country’s most vulnerable children.

Annual Report 2012/13

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