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Official statistics: Children's social care inspections and outcomes

30 Sep 2014 Ofsted

Ref: 20110011

Consultation

This is a consultation on Ofsted’s proposals for revisions to the publication of statistics relating to social care inspections and the number of social care providers and places. Responses by 8 December 2014.

Erratum

Errors were discovered on 25 September 2014 that affected several of the bullet points in the key findings document relating to the provisional data for children’s homes 1 April – 30 June 2014.

The bullet points affected were; three and four on page three, bullet three on page four, bullet two on page five and bullet points one, two, three, five and six on page six. The chart on page six was also affected. These have been corrected in the zip file below.

The error did not affect anything in the Excel workbooks.

The statistics on this page

This page has statistics on the inspection of children’s social care providers in England. The provider types include, children’s homes, residential special schools registered as children’s homes, secure children’s homes, boarding schools, residential special schools, further education colleges with residential accommodation, independent fostering agencies, local authority fostering and adoption agencies (inspections up to 31 August 2013), voluntary adoption agencies, adoption support agencies and residential family centres.

Statistics on:

  • inspections of all types of children’s homes will be published on a quarterly basis
  • inspections within other social care remits will be published every six months.

Each release comprises key findings, charts and tables in Word and pdf format, charts, tables and maps in Excel format, and the underlying data in Excel and comma separated values (.csv) format.

  • There is an additional release to provide the data which covers the period of the Annual Report 2010/11 and which includes data on all provider types. The Annual Report 2010/11 can be found on a separate webpage.
  • There was not a Social Care Annual Report for 2011/12 and therefore there are no corresponding Annual Report statistics for 2011-12. There are however the usual quarterly and six monthly statistics that cover this period and which includes data on all provider types.
  • There is an additional release to provide the data which covers the period of the Social Care Annual Report 2012/13 and which includes data on all provider types. The Social Care Annual Report 2012/13 can be found on a separate webpage.

Each release comprises tables and the underlying data in Excel format.

The quarterly and six monthly data are initially released in ‘provisional’ form, three months after the end of the inspection period covered, and are then updated in ‘final’ form in the subsequent data release. The provisional data are revised into final data in order to include any further inspections from the period which have had their inspection reports published since the provisional data release. The Annual Report data are published in final form only.

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.

The timetable for future releases of official statistics about children's social care inspections and outcomes is in the Schedule for the release of official statistics.

If you have any further queries please email socialcaredata@ofsted.gov.uk

Available downloads

File name File type File size
zip Children's homes inspection and outcomes Apr to June 2014 - Provisional.zip zip 990.58 KB
zip Children's homes inspection and outcomes Jan to Mar 2014 - Final.zip zip 891.38 KB
zip Children's homes inspection and outcomes Jan 2014 to Mar 14 - Provisional.zip zip 1.59 MB
zip Children's homes inspection and outcomes Oct 2013 to Dec 2013 - Final.zip zip 670.78 KB
zip Children's social care (excluding children's homes) inspections and outcomes - Oct 2013 to Mar 2014 - Provisional.zip zip 506.40 KB
zip Children's social care (excluding children's homes) inspections and outcomes - Apr 2013 to Sep 2013 - Final.zip zip 242.44 KB
zip Children's homes inspection outcomes - Oct to Dec 2013 - Provisional.zip zip 1.48 MB
zip Children's homes inspection outcomes - Jul to Sep 2013 - Final.zip zip 652.65 KB
zip Children's social care (excluding children's homes) inspection outcomes - Apr to Sep 2013 - Provisional.zip zip 337.15 KB
zip Children's social care (excluding children's homes) inspection outcomes - Oct 2012 to Mar 2013 - Final.zip zip 596.83 KB
zip Children's homes inspection outcomes - Jul to Sep 2013 - Provisional.zip zip 1.77 MB
zip Children's homes inspection outcomes - Apr to Jun 2013 - Final.zip zip 629.65 KB
zip Children's homes inspection outcomes - Mar - Jun 2013 - Provisional.zip zip 1.44 MB
zip Children's social care inspections and outcomes 201213.zip zip 11.25 MB
zip Children's social care inspections and outcomes 201112.zip zip 9.25 MB
zip Children's social care inspections and outcomes 201011.zip zip 1.90 MB

Reports are presented in either AdobePDF or Microsoft® Word format.

Download the Adobe Reader software directly from Adobe.

Download the Word View software directly from Microsoft.

Annual Report 2012/13

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