Tuesday, 5 March 2013

All change at Ofsted

If ever lateral thinking was required, then choosing a successor to John Goldup, the Ofsted head of social care inspection, is a case in point. But I see that they have appointed another local government insider - http://www.cypnow.co.uk/cyp/news/1076499/ofsted-social-care-chief-john-goldup-quit-debbie-jones-taking 

Ofsted’s inspections of child protection arrangements need to be completely refocused. They need to look at outcomes, not processes, and discover how well services are meeting the needs of children and young people; not how well they are conforming to regulations. They also need to focus on improvement rather than simply making judgements. The present regime fails one in three areas without any clear idea of what they are doing wrong.