Ofsted collects fostering data annually from local authorities and independent fostering agencies in England.
If you have any further queries email SocialCareData@ofsted.gov.uk or call 0300 013 0020.
Q: Could Department for Education (DfE) placement codes be used for this data item, for example, children’s placement types?
A: DfE placement codes don’t always offer enough detail for the Ofsted collection, so unfortunately, no, this isn’t an option at the moment. Additionally, the DfE sometimes collect data in a different way to Ofsted (for example, they might have different…