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Changes to Ofsted's statistical reporting on inspections and outcomes for children's homes and local authority children's services

Summary

This is a consultation on our proposals for revisions to the frequency and content of social care inspection official statistics and management information.

This consultation closes at: 11:45pm on 29 March 2019

Consultation description

This consultation seeks your views on our proposed revisions to the frequency and content of social care inspection official statistics and management information. We are proposing 3 changes to the children’s homes and local authority inspections and outcomes releases:

  1. Changing the period covered by the local authority and children’s homes official statistics from 6 months to 5 months; this is to align it with the period for other remits (types of provider we inspect) and with the period covered by the Ofsted Annual Report.
  2. Removing the interactive tables from the underlying data.
  3. Reducing the frequency of publishing children’s homes management information, from quarterly to biannually; however, quarterly data will still be available in the underlying datasets published alongside official statistics.

The consultation document and questionnaire

The consultation questionnaire is available for you to complete online. It can also be found at the back of the consultation document which is available in 2 formats:

  • the PDF version of the questionnaire can be filled in by hand
  • the Word version of the questionnaire can be filled in by hand or on your computer

Documents

Changes to Ofsted’s statistical reporting on inspections and outcomes for children’s homes and local authority children’s services PDF, 489KB, 15 pages

Changes to Ofsted’s statistical reporting on inspections and outcomes for children’s homes and local authority children’s services MS Word Document, 718KB

Ways to respond

Respond online

or

Write to:

Social Care Data and Analysis Team 
Data and Insight 
Ofsted 
2 Rivergate 
Temple Quay 
Bristol 
BS1 6EH

 

Channel website: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted

Original article link: https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/changes-to-ofsteds-statistical-reporting-on-inspections-and-outcomes-for-childrens-homes-and-local-authority-childrens-services

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