In April 2024, Ofsted will commence inspections of services that are registered to provide supported accommodation for looked-after children and care leavers aged 16 or 17. Our primary focus is to ensure that these services effectively support and safeguard children.

They Need Your Help

Your opinion matters greatly, and so parents, carers, and individuals who work with and support children in supported accommodation are invited to participate in the main consultation. This consultation aims to gather thoughts and suggestions on the proposed inspection framework.

By actively engaging in this consultation process, the public has the opportunity to influence the future of supported accommodation inspections. The collective input of stakeholders will contribute to the well-being of looked-after children and care leavers and ensure that these services meet the highest standards.

Children and Young People’s Consultation: Children and young people’s consultation: Inspecting supported accommodation – GOV.UK (

Main Consultation: Proposals for inspecting supported accommodation – GOV.UK (

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July 20, 2023

Molly Venn