Jason Bradbury, Ofsted's Deputy Director, Data and Insight, on children's homes and the picture painted by the latest annual data.
Yvette Stanley blogs on the Joint Targeted Area Inspection (JTAI) programme which began over two years ago.
Yvette Stanley blogs about the new system of social care inspection, ILACS.
I’m delighted to have this opportunity to communicate with you in my new role as Ofsted’s National Director for Social Care. With week 1 under my belt, I’d like to talk a bit about what matters most to me and what my focus will be, moving forward.
Today we published our annual fostering data: ‘Fostering in England – 2016-17’. As ever, we are grateful to all the agencies and local authorities for the time they have taken to collect and share their data with us.
This week I went to the National Learning Conference, part of the Government’s Social Work Innovation Programme - a great event to be part of.
In September 2017, Ofsted, along with fellow inspectorates for health, police and probation, published a joint report about domestic abuse.
At Ofsted, we have been clear about what needs to improve in local authority children’s services departments.
What will ILACS mean for local authority children’s services? Well first and foremost, I believe this is a step forward for inspection that will make a genuine and positive impact on children’s lives.
It’s National Care Leavers week (25 October – 03 November), a great campaign that quite rightly focuses the attention of professionals and politicians on this important group of young people.