This is one of a series of reports prepared under the provisions of the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007. The Act allows an appropriate authority to request an assessment of official statistics against the Code of Practice for Official Statistics in order for them to gain National Statistics status. This report is in response to such a request. The report covers the sets of statistics referred to in this report as social care statistics, produced by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) and reported in:

• Fostering quality assurance and data dorms (Fostering)

• Adoption quality assurance and data forms (Adoption)

• Children’s social care providers and places (Providers and Places)

• Children’s homes inspection outcomes (Children’s Homes Inspections)

• Children’s social care (excluding children’s homes) inspection outcomes (Inspections excluding Children’s Homes)

• Local authority children’s services inspections and outcomes (LA Inspections)

• Social Care Annual Report inspection data (Inspection Annual Data)

1.1.2 This report was prepared by the Authority’s Assessment team, and approved by the Assessment Committee on behalf of the Board of the Statistics Authority, based on the advice of the Head of Assessment.


Related links:

Letter of Confirmation as National Statistics #1

Letter of Confirmation as National Statistics #2

Letter of Confirmation as National Statistics #3

Letter from Ed Humpherson to Helen Barugh (Head of Profession for Statistics, Ofsted)

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