Advice for social care providers about how they may arrange for Ofsted inspectors to review records held on electronic systems.


Children’s social care: inspectors’ review of records held on electronic systems



Many social care providers use electronic recording systems. During inspections, they may provide secure log-in details so that inspectors can access records held on these systems, either on site or remotely. This can really assist inspectors, particularly given the current COVID-19 restrictions.

If you are giving inspectors access to your electronic systems, you should discuss the arrangements with your inspector. Inspectors may need some assistance to become familiar with your system or alternative arrangements to review records.

Published 16 February 2021