Ofsted's proposed overhaul of the inspection of voluntary adoption agencies (VAAs) will give a misleading picture of their performance to potential adopters, a leading agency has warned.
The number of children with disabilities educated at special schools is rising. While the proportion of settings achieving a "good" rating is up, there is wide variation between different types of provider.
Although the population of the youth secure estate has dropped substantially, youth custody settings are struggling to improve support for young people, with outcomes described as "not good enough".
Ofsted inspections of school-based early years provision reveals a picture of quality services delivered by highly qualified staff, skilled in helping to prepare children for their transition to primary school.
The way local authority children's services are inspected is set to undergo major change from January 2018, with Ofsted planning to move to a more proportionate system that focuses on councils that are already struggling.
Jess Brown meets Sean Harford, Ofsted's director for education.
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