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1.4 Ofsted Notifications and Need to Know Notifications

SCOPE OF THIS CHAPTER

This chapter outlines:

  1. Children Services’ actions when a copy of an Ofsted Notification is received;
  2. When Children Services’ will undertake an Ofsted Notification;
  3. The circumstances and/or events about which the Children Services Board (via the Director of Children Services) will be sent a Need to Know Notification Form (CSF3645). Please note that the Need to Know Notification Form for the 0-25 Together Service (CS0471) is located here;
  4. The Management of Need to Know Notifications.

Where an Ofsted Notification is required under both Fostering and Children’s Home Regulations or Notifications of serious child care incidents, this outlines the process to follow in terms of cross referencing with the Need to Know Notification.

This chapter is intended for all Children Service’ staff, including HCC’s Residential Children’s Homes.

For notifications for the 0-25 Together Service please read this chapter in conjunction with the Handling an Incident in 0-25 Together Service (CS0472) and Need to Know Notifications (CS0471) for 0-25 Together Service located within the staff Intranet.

Also see Death or Serious Injury to a Child.

AMENDMENT

The hyperlinks in this chapter were updated in March 2018.

The full chapter can be accessed by authorised users in the Staff Access Library

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