Schools set for fresh Ofsted scrutiny under child protection checks

The TES is reporting thatsSchools will face fresh Ofsted scrutiny under new plans to inspect how well local agencies work together on child protection issues…

The watchdog will carry out a round of “short, sharp, targeted” inspections in which it will work with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and Her Majesty’s Inspectorates of Constabulary (HMIC) and Probation.

The new checks will examine how well schools, councils, police forces, probation services and the NHS work together to protect children.

The inspectorates will focus on “specific areas of concern” in a local area.

These could include child sexual exploitation, early intervention, child neglect or other areas of concern raised through “local intelligence” or previous inspection evidence, an Ofsted spokeswoman told TES.

She said Ofsted and other inspectorates would inspect six local areas between autumn 2015 and March 2016…

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  1. andylutwyche

    SchoolsImprove Rather than inventing new ways of putting schools under the pump why don’t Ofsted focus on getting current methods right?

  2. AndyDefinite

    g56g SchoolsImprove Will Ofsted be considering Safeguarding implications of abusive over-testing in our industrial-model school process?

  3. VictoriaJaquiss

    SchoolsImprove not really about protecting children, just new ways to have a go at the people we entrust our children to.

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