Ofsted has developed a user and stakeholder engagement strategy. It sets out how we will encourage and promote user engagement as a driver for improvement and how we will listen to our users, providers and stakeholders in all that we do.
We strive to listen carefully to users of the services we inspect and regulate and to all of our other stakeholders. Your views are therefore crucial in helping us to understand where we need to focus our efforts and to tell us what works and what doesn’t. In this section of our website, you can find out about, and comment upon, consultations currently under way.
We are sharing these so that users, providers and stakeholders know our plans in advance, can see what Ofsted will be consulting on, how and when, and can read about what has happen as a result of consultation.
The calendars will be updated regularly. We will keep completed consultations, so people can refer back to the findings and see what action has been taken.
Inspection of children’s homes
Closing date: 31 Oct 2010
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.
Please go to the inspection of children’s homes page for its consultation document and details on how to respond.