Guidance: Inspecting local authority children's services from 2018


December 2
00:00 2020

Child-level data: additional guidance and template for Annex A

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From 2018 Ofsted will use this framework and guidance for most inspections of local authority childrens services (ILACS).

This page includes:

  • Ofsteds framework for the inspection of local authority childrens services
  • guidance for local authorities on sharing information with us on an inspection
  • guidance for local authorities on providing child level data for the inspection
  • Talking to information for children and young people and their parents/carers that explains why inspectors want to speak with them and what we do with the things they tell us

For information about how Ofsted inspects the social care providers that we regulate see the Social care common inspection framework (SCCIF).

Published 29 November 2017
Last updated 2 December 2020 +show all updates
  1. Removed information about our work during the national lockdown (5 November up to 2 December).

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