Children’s social care providers: fees and inspection frequency

Closed 7 Dec 2017

Opened 12 Oct 2017


We are seeking views on the following proposed changes to Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector of Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Fees and Frequency of Inspections) (Children’s Homes etc.) Regulations 2015, with a view to regulations coming into force in April 2018:

  • a 10% increase on current fees for most settings where fees are not already at full cost recovery;
  • reviewing the structure of future fees; and
  • ceasing inspections for closed children’s homes.

The consultation will run for 8 weeks.


  • Local authorities
  • Young people
  • Foster carers
  • Social workers


  • Adoption
  • Fostering
  • Accommodation (Looked after children)
  • Short break care