Ofsted publishes data on children’s social care in England

Ofsted publishes data on children’s social care in England

Posted by on Aug 24, 2015 in News

Ofsted has published data on inspection grades for 2,787 children’s social care providers and 59 local authority children’s service departments in England for 2015.

The inspection outcomes data relates to inspections of:

  • local authority (LA) services for children who need help and protection, children looked after and care leavers. The inspections of LA children’s services are carried out under the Single Inspection Framework (SIF)
    children’s homes
  • other children’s social care providers and residential accommodation for children.

The providers and places data includes:

  • children’s social care providers, for which Ofsted has a regulatory and/or inspection responsibility
  • providers of residential accommodation for children in boarding schools & further education colleges, for which Ofsted has an inspection responsibility.

According to the data, 14 local authorities were judged to be good for overall effectiveness for the SIF (single inspection framework for inspecting services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers), however, 31 or just over half of local authorities need improvement in order to be considered good.  14 local authorities were deemed to be inadequate.

To read the release, please visit the GOV website.

To read the full article, please visit the Family Law Week’s website.

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