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Official statistics: Children's social care providers and places

29 May 2014 Ofsted

Ref: 20110013

Ofsted has a database of children’s social care providers and residential accommodation for children in boarding schools and further education colleges in England, including the maximum number of places a provider may offer at any one time. This includes providers which Ofsted inspects and/or regulates.

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, voluntary adoption agencies, adoption support agencies and residential family centres.

This page has statistics on these providers in England and the maximum number of places they have. Each release comprises key findings, tables and charts in Word and pdf format and charts and tables in Excel format and the underlying data in Excel and comma separated values (.csv) format.

For the November 2013 release we are making a change to the methodology used.

We are removing local authority adoption agencies and local authority fostering services from the data.

We are making this change now because each of the 152 local authorities, by law, has one adoption agency and one fostering service. If this situation changes in the future, we will alter our methodology accordingly and inform stakeholders. In addition, these agencies and services are also no longer inspected and reported on separately by Ofsted, but are instead inspected as part of the Single Inspection Framework, which begins in November 2013. This means they will also no longer be reported on in the social care inspection outcome statistical first release Ofsted produces every six months.

Also contained on this page are data provided in response to a children’s social care providers and places data request made by a member of the public. These figures are not official statistics; they are data from a data request published in the interests of transparency.

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 providers and places 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 social care providers and places May 2014.zip zip 1.84 MB
zip Children's social care providers and places November 2013.zip zip 1.47 MB
zip Children's social care providers and places May 2013.zip zip 1.28 MB
zip Children's social care providers and places November 2012.zip zip 1.13 MB
zip Data request - Children's homes by sector and local authority 2009-2012.zip zip 17.45 KB
word Planned changes to official statistics - Children’s social care providers and places.doc word 588.00 KB
pdf Planned changes to official statistics - Children’s social care providers and places.pdf pdf 149.41 KB
zip Children's social care providers and places April 2012.zip zip 717.86 KB
zip Children's social care providers and places 201112.zip zip 1.53 MB

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