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Ofsted guidance for Local Authority social care 'Whistleblowers'

On 21-01-16 Ofsted published revised policy and guidance for whistleblowers in local authority social care called Whistleblowing to Ofsted about children's social care services'.

You can access the policy here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/whistleblowing-about-childrens-social-care-services-to-ofsted

The new policy and guidance outlines what Ofsted will do when they receive certain concerns about children's social care services from a whistleblower. Our previous whistleblowing policy referred only to safeguarding in local authority children's services, whereas our new policy extends to all matters relating to the inspection and regulation of children's social care establishments, agencies, services and providers (children's social care services).

This revised whistleblowing policy and the planned NSPCC National Whistleblowing Advice Line have been launched to be help staff who think their concerns are not being taken seriously and /or nothing is being done to improve the safety of children.

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