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Contact us

Contact us

For enquiries you can contact us in several different ways. Contact details are below.

If you want to contact us to make a complaint or you have a concern about any service Ofsted inspects or regulates go to the How to complain page.

If you want to contact us to report concerns about practices and procedures for the safeguarding of children and young people in local authority services go to the Whistleblower hotline page.


By email

By online form

You can send us your question or comments via our Contact form.

We aim to get back to you as quickly as possible.

By telephone

The following helplines are open from 8.00am to 6.45pm, Monday to Friday:

about education or adult skills 0300 123 4234                               
about children’s services 0300 123 1231
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for text messages. Please note that in instances where we are unable to send a full reply by text message - for example, if the reply will be very long - we will send a text message offering to telephone you to discuss your query 60085
for textphone/Minicom users 0161 618 8524

By post

Piccadilly Gate
Store Street
M1 2WD

Further information:

  • If you are a journalist or from the media, go to the Contacting the Press Office page.
  • Most of our publications are only available as a free download and can all be found from the Resources page. For more information about getting a printed publication or a version of one of our publications in an alternative format, such as Braille or large print, go to the Publications page.