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This document was updated in July 2011.
All children’s homes must register with Ofsted unless they meet the requirements for an exemption. This guide explains in more detail what the law says anyone intending to open a children’s home must do to in order to apply for registration.
04 Jul 2011 | HMI 090155 | Ofsted |
This document was revised in June 2011.
This guidance is intended to assist inspectors when inspecting registered early years settings required to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage. Settings can also use it to see how Ofsted will conduct inspections to help them carry out their self-evaluation.
15 Jun 2011 | HMI 080164 | Ofsted |
This guide for children and young people provides a brief summary of the children’s home inspection framework.
01 Jun 2011 | HMI 110040 | Ofsted |
Evaluation schedule and grade descriptors for the inspection of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass) from April 2011.
25 May 2011 | HMI 110023 | Ofsted |
Conditions of registration for all regulated social care services and categories of registration for children’s homes and voluntary adoption agencies
Ofsted’s policy on conditions of registration for children’s homes, residential family centres, adoption support agencies, voluntary adoption agencies and independent fostering agencies, and on categories of registration for voluntary adoption agencies and children’s homes.
18 May 2011 | HMI 110049 | Ofsted |
This document provides guidance for local authorities on Ofsted’s children’s services assessment for 2011. It outlines the arrangements for the annual assessment this autumn and highlights the changes that have been made following the evaluation of the 2010 process.
27 Apr 2011 | HMI 110008 | Ofsted |
This guidance is designed to assist inspectors from the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) when conducting inspections of children’s homes. It should be read in conjunction with the Framework for inspection and the Evaluation schedule and grade descriptors for inspections of children’s homes.
There is also a Children's and young person's guide to the inspection of children's homes available. This provides a brief summary of the children's homes inspection framework.
21 Apr 2011 | HMI 100194 | Ofsted |
This guidance is designed to assist inspectors of schools in their work. It indicates the main activities that need to be undertaken from the time the inspection is called until the publication of the report.
Schools can use the guidance to see how inspections will be conducted and may find it helpful when carrying out their self-evaluation.
Inspections are carried out in accordance with the Framework for the inspection of schools; the Framework's page has a link to the main documents for inspectors page.
13 Apr 2011 | HMI 090097 | Ofsted |
This document was updated in April 2011. Its previous title was Guidance for the completion of the record of inspection evidence and judgements (ROIEJ).
For use from September 2010.
11 Apr 2011 | HMI 090051 | Ofsted |
This document was updated in April 2011. Its previous title was Guidance for inspectors on making additional visits to independent schools.
For use from September 2010.
11 Apr 2011 | HMI 090060 | Ofsted |