Fees and frequency of inspection regulations

Closed 17 Jan 2017

Opened 13 Dec 2016


The aim of this consultation is to seek the views of interested parties on 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.

This consultation seeks views on:

  • A 10% increase on current fees, for those settings where fees are not already at full cost recovery.
  • A reduction in the annual fee for residential holiday schemes for disabled children.
  • Amending the frequency of Ofsted inspections for those registered children’s homes (excluding those children’s homes approved as secure homes) which currently have an overall effectiveness judgement of “good” or “outstanding” so that they receive a minimum of one full inspection during the next inspection period (i.e. April 2017 - March 2018) and each subsequent year.


What Happens Next

The results of the consultation and the Department's response will be published on gov.uk in Spring 2017.


  • Local authorities


  • Fostering
  • Accommodation (Looked after children)
  • Advocacy (Looked after children)
  • Social care standards and guidance
  • Keeping children safe in education and other settings
  • Safeguarding disabled children