Fees and frequency of inspections regulations 2024-25

Closed 25 Jan 2024

Opened 21 Dec 2023

Results expected 25 Jan 2024

Feedback expected 25 Jan 2024


Seeking views 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.

Why your views matter

We're seeking views on a 20% increase to the fees that Ofsted charge children’s social care providers (other than supported accommodation), new fees for supported accommodation providers, a minor change to minimum inspection requirements for children’s homes and the disclosure of names and addresses in relation to secure 16-19 academies and secure children’s homes (SCHs). 

It is important that we hear from all those with an interest in children’s social care provision in order for us to understand the impact of our proposals on the sector and if there are any issues that they may create.

What happens next


If your enquiry is related to the policy content of the consultation, you can contact the team at: feesandfrequency.consultation@education.gov.uk 

If your enquiry is related to the DfE e-consultation website or the consultation process in general, you can contact the DfE Ministerial and Public Communications Division by email: consultations.coordinator@education.gov.uk or by telephone: 0370 000 2288 or via the DfE Contact us page

Additional copies 

Additional copies are available electronically and can be downloaded from GOV.UK DfE consultations. 

The response 

The results of the consultation and the department's response will be published on GOV.UK as soon as possible after the consultation closes. 


  • Directors of children's services


  • Accommodation (Looked after children)