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Ofsted

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They inspect and regulate services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

Ofsted’s responsibilities:

  • inspecting maintained schools and academies, some independent schools, and many other educational institutions and programmes outside of higher education
  • inspecting childcare, adoption and fostering agencies and initial teacher training
  • publishing reports of our findings so they can be used to improve the overall quality of education and training
  • regulating a range of early years and children’s social care services, making sure they’re suitable for children and potentially vulnerable young people
  • reporting to policymakers on the effectiveness of these services

Visit their website to view current and past Ofsted inspection reports, for childcare and educational settings.

Complaints against schools or childminders https://www.gov.uk/complain-about-school

Complaints about other providers inspected by Ofsted https://contact.ofsted.gov.uk/online-complaints

Who to contact

Telephone
0300 123 1231 ~ Enquiries
0300 123 4666 ~ to report a concern
E-mail
enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk
Website
www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted
https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ofsted/about/complaints-procedure

This information has been collected from third party providers therefore the Reading Services Guide, Reading Borough Council (RBC) and Brighter Futures for Children (BFfC) cannot accept responsibility for the accuracy of this information and recommends that parents, carers, young people, residents and professionals check with providers regarding DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) and OFSTED registrations and CQC registrations. Information collected by Reading Service Guide; is used solely to implement and supply the Family Information Service (FIS), Special Educational Needs & Disabilities - Reading's Local Offer, Adults & Carers Support Group and Reading Youth.

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