Evidence from assurance visits to secure children’s homes and independent fostering agencies between 1 September and 4 December.


COVID-19 series: briefing on children’s social care providers, November 2020

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On 17 March 2020, all routine inspections were suspended due to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.

As part of our phased return to routine inspection, Ofsted has been carrying out assurance visits to children’s social care providers.

We have also been carrying out focused visits to local authorities (LAs).

Published 15 December 2020