The Education Committee holds a one-off evidence session in January 2014 with witnesses from Ofsted on the Ofsted Social Care Annual Report 2012-13.
Call for evidence
The session will cover issues and concerns raised in the Annual Report relating to the performance of local authorities in child protection and services for looked-after children; the performance of children’s homes; the performance of secure accommodation; the performance of adoption and fostering services; and the performance of Cafcass.
Brief written comments are invited on these issues in advance of the session. In view of the short timescale of this inquiry, submissions should be kept brief and should be made by midday on Monday 6 January 2014.
As part of a scheme to encourage paperless working and maximise efficiency, the Committee is using a new web portal for online submissions of written evidence. Written submissions for this inquiry should therefore be sent via the Education Committee website- Please click the link below
Submit written evidence
The deadline is Monday 6 January. Submissions should be no longer than two sides of A4.
Submissions should be in the format of a self-contained memorandum. Paragraphs should be numbered for ease of reference, and the document should, if possible, include an executive summary.
Submissions should be original work, not previously published or circulated elsewhere. Once submitted, your submission becomes the property of the Committee and no public use should be made of it unless you have first obtained permission from the Clerk of the Committee. Please bear in mind that Committees are not able to investigate individual cases.
The Committee normally, though not always, chooses to publish the written evidence it receives, either by printing the evidence, publishing it on the internet or by making it publicly available through the Parliamentary Archives. If there is any information you believe to be sensitive you should highlight it and explain what harm you believe would result from its disclosure; the Committee will take this into account in deciding whether to publish or further disclose the evidence. Please proof-read your submission before sending it; Committee staff cannot undertake to correct typos or typesetting errors before publication.
For data protection purposes, individuals wishing to submit written evidence are asked for their contact details. You should be aware that there may be circumstances in which the House of Commons will be required to communicate information to third parties on request, in order to comply with its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.