New proposals for an integrated inspection regime for all local
public services for children have been published by Ofsted.
The proposals – to bring together inspection, assessment
and review arrangements for social care, education, health, police
and criminal justice for everyone from age 0 to 19 – are the
subject of a formal consultation.
The new arrangements have been devised by the ten inspecorates
and commissions which currently inspect services for children and
From next September, all services for children in a local
authority will receive a joint area review by multi-disciplinary
teams of inspectors using the same criteria.
The consultation runs until 28 February. Read the proposals and
give your views at http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/everychildconsultation/