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Corporate report: Information sharing protocol: Ofsted and the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO)

Corporate report: Information sharing protocol: Ofsted and the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (LGSCO)

This document sets out how our organisations relate to each other and work together within the shared aim of improving standards in children’s social care services.

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Detailed guide: School inspection data summary report (IDSR) guide

Detailed guide: School inspection data summary report (IDSR) guide

This guide gives an overview of the inspection data summary report (IDSR) for primary and secondary schools, along with information to help interpret the charts.

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Detailed guide: Guidance on writing complaint and compliance action outcome summaries

Detailed guide: Guidance on writing complaint and compliance action outcome summaries

Guidance for inspectors when writing outcome summaries. We publish these summaries when we or the setting need to take action.

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Detailed guide: DBS checks for childminders and childcare workers

Detailed guide: DBS checks for childminders and childcare workers

How to get a criminal records check if you want to look after children for a living: who needs a check, what it costs and how long it takes.

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Official Statistics: Further education and skills inspections and outcomes as at 31 August 2019

Official Statistics: Further education and skills inspections and outcomes as at 31 August 2019

Data for inspections and outcomes as at 31 August 2019 including data for inspections carried out between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019.

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Official Statistics: Further education and skills inspections and outcomes as at 31 August 2019

Official Statistics: Further education and skills inspections and outcomes as at 31 August 2019

Data for inspections and outcomes as at 31 August 2019 including data for inspections carried out between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019.

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Official Statistics: State funded schools inspections and outcomes as at 31 August 2019

Official Statistics: State funded schools inspections and outcomes as at 31 August 2019

Provisional data for the period April to August 2019 and revised data for the period September 2018 to March 2019.

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Guidance: Using Ofsted’s inspection data summary report (IDSR): 16 to 19

Guidance: Using Ofsted’s inspection data summary report (IDSR): 16 to 19

Information for inspectors and stakeholders on using the 16 to 19 inspection data summary report or IDSR.

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Official Statistics: Non association independent schools inspections and outcomes in England: August 2019

Official Statistics: Non association independent schools inspections and outcomes in England: August 2019

Provisional data for the period September 2018 to August 2019 and revised data for the period September 2019 to August 2019.

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Official Statistics: Non association independent schools inspections and outcomes in England: August 2019

Official Statistics: Non association independent schools inspections and outcomes in England: August 2019

Provisional data for the period September 2018 to August 2019 and revised data for the period September 2017 to August 2018.

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Official Statistics: Local authority and children's homes in England inspections and outcomes – autumn 2019

Official Statistics: Local authority and children's homes in England inspections and outcomes – autumn 2019

Local authority inspection data and children’s homes inspection data, covering the period up until 31 August 2019.

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Guidance: Using Ofsted’s inspection data summary report (IDSR): 16 to 19

Guidance: Using Ofsted’s inspection data summary report (IDSR): 16 to 19

Information for inspectors and stakeholders on using the 16 to 19 inspection data summary report or IDSR.

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Detailed guide: School inspection data summary report (IDSR) guide

Detailed guide: School inspection data summary report (IDSR) guide

This guide gives an overview of the data contained in the primary inspection data summary report (IDSR) and information to help interpret the charts.

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Official Statistics: Further education and skills inspections and outcomes as at 31 August 2019

Official Statistics: Further education and skills inspections and outcomes as at 31 August 2019

Data for inspections and outcomes as at 31 August 2019 including data for inspections carried out between 1 September 2018 and 31 August 2019.

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Official Statistics: Childcare providers and inspections as at 31 August 2019

Official Statistics: Childcare providers and inspections as at 31 August 2019

This release includes registered childcare providers and places, inspection outcomes, and joiners and leavers as at 31 August 2019.

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Guidance: Ofsted privacy notices

Guidance: Ofsted privacy notices

Our privacy notices set out what data we collect, what we do with it, how long we keep it for and your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018.

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Detailed guide: Register as a children’s social care provider or manager

Detailed guide: Register as a children’s social care provider or manager

Guidance for adoption agencies, fostering agencies, children’s homes, residential family centres, and residential holiday schemes for disabled children.

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Detailed guide: Register as a children’s social care provider or manager

Detailed guide: Register as a children’s social care provider or manager

Guidance for adoption agencies, fostering agencies, children’s homes, residential family centres, and residential holiday schemes for disabled children.

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Statistical data set: State funded school inspections and outcomes: management information

Statistical data set: State funded school inspections and outcomes: management information

Management information published monthly, and a one-off publication of inspections and outcomes from 2005 to 2015.

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National Statistics: Fostering in England 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

National Statistics: Fostering in England 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

Fostering in England statistics for the period 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019

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Transparency data: Consented addresses for childminders and domestic childcare

Transparency data: Consented addresses for childminders and domestic childcare

This report details the names and addresses for childminders and childcare on domestic premises, where the provider has consented for their name and address to be published on the Ofsted inspection report website.

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23. Fostering for adoption

23. Fostering for adoption

How we inspect agencies that provide fostering for adoption services.

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9. Scheduling and the inspection team

9. Scheduling and the inspection team

How an inspection is scheduled and who makes up the team.

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12. The on site inspection

12. The on site inspection

What happens during an inspection.

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5. Evaluation criteria

5. Evaluation criteria

The criteria that inspectors use to make judgements, including benchmarks of what good looks like.

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Download PDF version

Download PDF version

Download the independent fostering agencies framework in PDF format.

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Ofsted publications during pre election period

Ofsted publications during pre election period

Information about what Ofsted will publish during the pre-election period running from November 6 to December 13 2019.

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Statistical data set: State funded school inspections and outcomes: management information

Statistical data set: State funded school inspections and outcomes: management information

Management information published monthly, and a one-off publication of inspections and outcomes from 2005 to 2015.

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Research into further education subcontracting launched

Research into further education subcontracting launched

Ofsted is launching a new research project to look at the subcontracting landscape within further education (FE).

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Form: Ofsted annual fostering data collection

Form: Ofsted annual fostering data collection

Guidance and a suggested template for local authorities and independent fostering agencies to use when sending fostering data to Ofsted.

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Statistical data set: Ofsted Parent View: management information

Statistical data set: Ofsted Parent View: management information

Management information published annually in the interests of transparency.

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Statistical data set: Unregistered schools management information

Statistical data set: Unregistered schools management information

Management information on unregistered schools in England, from 1 January 2016 onwards.

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Statistical data set: State funded school inspections and outcomes: management information

Statistical data set: State funded school inspections and outcomes: management information

Management information published monthly, and a one-off publication of inspections and outcomes from 2005 to 2015.

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Statistical data set: Initial teacher education (ITE) inspections and outcomes: management information

Statistical data set: Initial teacher education (ITE) inspections and outcomes: management information

Management information of inspections that took place from 2014, published in the interest of transparency.

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Correspondence: School inspection update: academic year 2019 to 2020

Correspondence: School inspection update: academic year 2019 to 2020

Updates for inspectors and stakeholders with the latest information and guidance about Ofsted's inspection work in schools.

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Transparency data: Ofsted pen portraits of Her Majesty's Inspectors (HMIs)

Transparency data: Ofsted pen portraits of Her Majesty's Inspectors (HMIs)

The HMI pen portraits give a biographical summary of individuals’ expertise, including their experience and qualifications.

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Guidance: Ofsted privacy notices

Guidance: Ofsted privacy notices

Our privacy notices set out what data we collect, what we do with it, how long we keep it for and your rights under the Data Protection Act 2018.

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Ofsted launches point in time surveys

Ofsted launches point in time surveys

Ofsted has sent surveys to social care providers to find out about the experiences of the children, parents, staff and professionals involved.

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Research and analysis: Social care questionnaires 2019: what children and young people told Ofsted

Research and analysis: Social care questionnaires 2019: what children and young people told Ofsted

Ofsted uses questionnaires to capture views about social care settings, including children’s homes, boarding schools and living with foster carers and adopters.

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Guidance: Additional inspections of independent schools: handbook for inspectors

Guidance: Additional inspections of independent schools: handbook for inspectors

This document provides guidance to help Ofsted inspectors in carrying out additional inspections of independent schools.

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Guidance: Independent schools inspection handbook

Guidance: Independent schools inspection handbook

Ofsted guidance on inspecting non-association independent schools in England under the education inspection framework.

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Official Statistics: Childcare providers and inspections as at 31 December 2018

Official Statistics: Childcare providers and inspections as at 31 December 2018

All inspections and providers at 31 December 2018.

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Official Statistics: Childcare providers and inspections as at 31 March 2019

Official Statistics: Childcare providers and inspections as at 31 March 2019

This release includes registered childcare providers and places, inspection outcomes, and joiners and leavers as at 31 March 2019.

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Official Statistics: Childcare providers and inspections as at 31 August 2018

Official Statistics: Childcare providers and inspections as at 31 August 2018

This release includes registered childcare providers and places, inspection outcomes, and joiners and leavers as at 31 August 2018.

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Detailed guide: Surveillance and monitoring in residential childcare settings

Detailed guide: Surveillance and monitoring in residential childcare settings

Information for providers and managers on the use of surveillance, including CCTV, in their residential childcare settings and how Ofsted will evaluate its use.

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