In January Ofsted admitted that it's inspections had not been good enough.
I think this is all part of a fundamental problem with the inspection of child protection services. An organisation like Ofsted seems to me to be ill suited to the task. In my view 'inspection' of child protection should be more investigative and research based. It needs to bring expertise and knowledge to the organisations inspected, not just a superficial examination of whether rules are being followed. And, of course, it needs to be focused on improvements in both the quality and safety of the service.
I think it is time to move on. The government needs to organise a root and branch review of the arrangements for inspection which I think would result in taking the responsibility for inspecting child protection away from Ofsted.