Friday, 12 April 2013

Delays in implementing joint inspections

It’s hard to understand what is going on with child protection inspection at Ofsted. 

This week Children and Young People Now reports that plans for joint inspections of child protection are being put on hold. Eileen Munro recommended* this type of inspection which would involve health, police, probation and prison inspectorates working together with Ofsted.

Joint inspections would surely be an improvement on present arrangements – so why not just do it?

* The Munro Review, Final Report Recommendation 2: "The inspection framework should examine the effectiveness of the contributions of all local services, including health, education, police, probation and the justice system to the protection of children."