Dfe launches consultation on children’s social care inspections
The Department for Education has launched a consultation over Ofsted inspections of children’s social care providers.
This includes proposals to increase fees and reset the three-year inspection cycle.
Fees for inspections increase by 10% every year but was paused during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The DfE is proposing to reintroduce the rise from April 2021.
The proposals is encouraging views on resetting the three-year inspection cycle of residential family centres, voluntary adoption agencies, adoption support agencies and fostering agencies following the pandemic.