From: Ofsted
First published: 28 June 2016
Last updated: 11 July 2016, see all updates
Part of: Looked-after children and adoption

This consultation seeks 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.

Visit the Department for Education website for supporting documentation and information on how to respond.