What Ofsted does

Ofsted inspects and regulates to achieve excellence in the care of children and young people, and in education and skills for learners of all ages.
The new Ofsted brings together the wide experience of four inspectorates to make a greater difference for every child, and for all young people and adult learners, in England.
Please use the link below to access a leaflet which summarises Ofsted's work

Who we are and what we do

Inspections and regulatory visits

All services for Children and Young People and their families including childminding, day care, schools and colleges are inspected periodically by Ofsted and reports can be found by accessing the following link:

Search for ofsted reports

You can find more detailed explanations of which services they inspect and regulate, and how, and the latest guidance documents in Ofsted's:

Forms and guidance area

Useful links to specific areas within the Ofsted website

Children and families services

Early years and childcare

Further education and skills 


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