Inspection of children’s homes

Date: 30 Jul 2010

HMI: 090247

Publisher: Ofsted


This is a consultation on proposals for a revised framework for the inspection of children’s homes. Ofsted seeks the widest possible range of views from those who have an interest in, or expertise relating to, children’s homes in order to ensure that the inspection framework takes proper account of the needs and circumstances of all interested parties. Above all, the framework must assure the quality of services for the children and young people who live in children’s homes, and support their continuing improvement. We are particularly interested to hear from children and young people who live in or have lived in children’s homes.

The closing date for the consultation is 31 October 2010.

The consultation document is available in two formats.

  • Word version – questionnaire can be filled in by hand or on your computer
  • PDF version – questionnaire can be filled in by hand

You can also download the consultation document in any format and then complete the online questionnaire (this link opens in a new window).

If you would like a version of the consultation document in a different format, such as large print or Braille, please telephone 0300 123 1231 or email

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