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Future of social care inspection


This consultation seeks your views on proposed changes across Ofsted’s inspections of children’s social care. It has four parts:

  • principles for children’s social care inspections
  • a new approach to inspections of local authority children’s services from 2018
  • a new common inspection framework for social care establishments, agencies, boarding schools and residential special schools from April 2017
  • changes to inspections of independent fostering agencies.

This consultation is open from 28 June to 9 September 2016.

Please read the consultation and key questions and forward your comments to Sue Kent, Professional Officer, BASW England  by Monday 5 September 2016.