Ofsted Social Care Annual Report 2012-13
In our pursuit of the success of each child, we will be re-shaping our inspection to place the child first. In whatever setting we find ourselves, all our evaluation will revolve around the question, ‘What difference did that make to the child?’ We will tackle the problem of fragmentation head on. This will mean evaluating the performance of the local authority end to end: from first contact to leaving care and everything in between. It will also mean reviewing the experiences of individual children regardless of where they are living. Where, previously, inspections of local authorities and the places looked after children live were completely separate, we will now be following individual children’s progress in children’s homes when we inspect local authorities. Because of the critical importance of coordinated action, Local Safeguarding Children Boards will also be the subject of a review, aligned with the inspections of local authorities.