Children and families services: For all other users

Statistics for children and families services

Our statistics come from our work in inspection and regulation; they are available on our website. We release each of our official statistics four times a year. For some remit areas there will be a fifth supplementary release to coincide with the publication of the Annual Report.

Making the most of Ofsted's data focuses on how we will develop and use official statistics as a basis for improving the way Ofsted works and how we will disseminate the data and statistics we gather through our role as an inspector and regulator.

Our children and families services statistics

Our children and families services statistics cover:

  • children’s social care inspections and outcomes
  • children’s social care provider and place numbers
  • local authority children’s services inspections and outcomes.

To find our statistics, go to the Advanced resources search: under the 'Resource type' header choose 'Statistics' from the expanded list of publications subtypes; in the 'Information about' drop-down choose the remit area that you are interested in.

Our responsibility

The UK Statistics Authority has a code of practice that government departments must follow for their official statistics. The code of practice is available from the UK Statistics Authority website.

We publish a release timetable for our official statistics: Schedule for the release of official statistics. We update the timetable as required.

We publish a revisions policy: Statistical notice: Ofsted revisions policy for official statistics. This sets out the circumstances in which revisions will be made to our official statistics and how these revisions will be handled. We review the revisions policy annually. 

Annual Report 2012/13

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