Ofsted has launched a consultation over proposed changes to the inspection of the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass).
Aimed at aligning the approach to the inspection of Cafcass with other social care frameworks the new proposals are intended to ‘provide a more effective inspection regime while providing the opportunity to reduce the burden of inspection in response to continued good performance’.
The consultation sets out Ofsted’s proposals for the overall approach to the inspection of Cafcass with feedback is invited to help refine and improve the proposal.
Yvette Stanley, National Director, Regulation and Social Care said ‘We will consider all responses carefully before finalising and publishing the revised framework in February 2021. We expect to start the new inspections of Cafcass in 2021.’
Future inspections will be designed to:
With the proposals including:
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