How can BERRI help with Ofsted inspections of children’s homes?

OFSTED stated: "It has been a cause of frustration that the inspection of children’s homes has been built on national minimum standards that do not have sufficient aspiration for these children and young people and regulations that are concerned mainly with process and procedure.

I am pleased, therefore, that the government has now introduced new regulations so that, from April 2015, our inspections will be able to focus more on outcomes for children and the quality of care they receive.

We want to see leaders, managers and staff teams who know the difference they are making to children and young people’s lives".

In Ofsted’s Inspection Framework they state that they will expect:

"children and young people to continually make progress from their starting points across all aspects of their development...

Managers have a clear understanding of the progress children and young people are making in respect of the plan for them."

That is, there is a strong emphasis on having a clear plan, and a system of outcome measurement to show the progress you are making against this plan, in order to get good/outstanding Ofsted inspection results. BERRI can provide this.

This is also a way to know you are doing good work, and regular use of outcome measurements has been shown to improve outcomes!