Ofsted launches point-in-time surveys

Ofsted has sent surveys to social care providers to find out about the experiences of the children, parents, staff and professionals involved

Published 19 June 2017
Last updated 1 November 2019 — see all updates

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Ofsted has today (Monday 29 April) issued its annual point-in-time online surveys for the following social care providers:

• residential special schools
• further education colleges with residential provision
• children’s homes (includes secure children’s homes)
• fostering agencies (includes independent fostering agencies and local authority fostering agencies)
• adoption agencies (includes voluntary adoption agencies and local authority adoption agencies)
• adoption support agencies
• residential family centres
• boarding schools

We highly value the responses we receive. They help to both inform future inspections and build a national picture of people’s experiences with their respective providers.

All surveys will close on Sunday 9 June.

If you’re a social care provider

Ofsted has sent online survey links to all relevant registered managers and responsible individuals/nominated persons. Please look at our guidance for providers for more information.

Please email socialcarepitsurvey@ofsted.gov.uk if you need copies in Word.

How to complete the survey

Ask your school, college, agency or centre for a link to the survey.

Alternatively, if you want to give your views, you can call Ofsted on 0300 123 1231 or email enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk.

Social care questionnaires 2019: what children and young people told Ofsted

The results of the annual point in time surveys are now available.