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Services we inspect or regulate

We inspect or regulate the following services in England:

  • childminders
  • childcare on domestic premises
  • childcare on non-domestic premises
  • adoption and fostering agencies
  • residential schools, family centres and homes for children
  • all state maintained schools
  • some independent schools
  • pupil referral units
  • the Children and Family Courts Advisory Service (Cafcass)
  • the quality of services and outcomes for children and young people in each local authority
  • further education
  • Initial Teacher Training
  • publicly funded adult skills and employment based training
  • learning in prisons, the secure estate and probation.