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Our partners

We work in partnership with a range of other organisation to deliver inspections.

Safeguarding and Criminal Records Bureau requirements: confirmation of appropriate checks for inspectors

Ofsted and its partner inspection service providers (CfBT Education Trust, Serco Education and Children's Services, Tribal Group and Prospects Services*) have undertaken the required employment checks for all staff who visit schools and colleges as part of an inspection. This includes all appropriate employment checks and an enhanced Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) disclosure.

Employment checks, including enhanced CRB checks, were undertaken as part of the engagement in employment process for all HMI and Additional Inspectors.

We further require that all staff are re-checked every three years, although we recognise that this is not a statutory requirement.

All HMI and Additional Inspectors carry official Ofsted photo identification badges which are provided to confirm to schools and other providers that they are subject to the safeguarding process as outlined above.

If you have any safeguarding questions, please first see the safeguarding FAQs.

   
CfBT Education Trust Inspection of maintained and independent schools, learning and skills and initial teacher education in the north of England.
Serco Education and Children's Services Inspection of maintained and independent schools, learning and skills and initial teacher education in the Midlands.
Tribal Group Inspection of maintained and independent schools, learning and skills and initial teacher education in the south of England. Some elements of early years inspection and regulation from September 2010 in the south of England.*
Prospects Services Some elements of early years inspection and regulation from September 2010 in the north of England and the Midlands.*
The Audit Commission

 

 

The quality of services and outcomes for children and young people in each local authority.

Care Quality Commission
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
HM Inspectorate of Prisons
HM Inspectorate of Probation
HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate

*Please read our Early Years Development Project leaflet for further details.