Mock Ofsted Inspections

Mock Ofsted Inspections for Children's Homes

Ofsted inspect all Registered Children’s Homes in line with the Social Care Common Inspection Framework (SCCIF, 2022). The Ofsted approach is underpinned by the following 3 principles that apply to all social care inspections:

  • to focus on the things that matter most to children’s lives
  • to be consistent in expectations of providers
  • to prioritise work where improvement is needed most

How can Changing Outcomes help?

Mock Ofsted Inspections provided by Changing Outcomes consider the experiences and progress of children; taking into account how well children are helped and protected, and the effectiveness of leaders and managers. We consider how well the home complies with the ‘Children’s Homes (England) Regulations 2015’ and the ‘Guide to the children’s homes regulations including the quality standards’.

To help our clients assess the effectiveness of their service, we then provide judgements based on the same 4-point scale used by Ofsted Inspectors (outstanding, good, requires improvement to be good, and inadequate).

Our rigorous Mock Ofsted Inspection reports aim to identity best practice that can built upon; and highlight any gaps or omissions in the overall service provided by the children’s home.

The response from the home to act on any identified issues can significantly improve the standard of care being delivered to the children and young people, result in an improved Ofsted judgement, and prevent the service from receiving unnecessary requirements and recommendations at the next Ofsted Inspection.

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