As the Ofsted landscape continues to change, particularly for our colleagues in residential care and supported accommodation, this training will look at the inspection of children’s homes and supported accommodation in detail, seeking to define and broaden our understanding of the process. Ultimately, this training will seek to empower and embolden, providing knowledge and practical support to help you manage your inspection.
- The basics – types of inspection, their process and judgements
- The holy trinity – regulation, statutory guidance and framework
- Preparation and evidence gathering – closing down key lines of enquiry, the use of regulation 40 notifications, or regulation 27 notifications, and when to walk away
- Escalation and representation
Steve Percival holds degrees in Education (MA) and Childhood and Youth Studies (BA Hons. First-class), a Level 5 Leadership & Management, a Work-based Diploma in Specialist Social Work with Children & Young People, their Families and Carers (Durham University) and a Diploma in Supervision.
Steve was a service manager with NYAS for several years, establishing their first regulation 44 services and providing independent advocacy services across 15 local authorities. More recently, Steve was a quality assurance manager within local authority children’s services, line managing a team across ten regulated children’s homes, before moving to commissioning. He has experience of providing quality assurance, turnaround and compliance management in regulated residential services, supported accommodation, secure accommodation and CQC registered services for young people and vulnerable adults, including within Tier 4 CAMHS, and in the public, independent and third sectors.