Ofsted inspections

About the Inspections of Local Authority Children’s Services (ILACS)

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.

They inspect and regulate services for:

  • children
  • young people
  • families
  • services providing education and skills for learners of all ages.

During the inspection a team of Ofsted inspectors visit us and look at specific cases in detail and meet:

  • staff
  • managers
  • partners.

They also review documents, performance information and case audits to make their judgement.

What Ofsted were reviewing

Ofsted last carried out a full inspection of children’s social care services in July 2023, when the service was graded good.

Download the Ofsted report.

Following a good rating, we will usually have our next inspection in 3 years.

In the next 3 years, Ofsted will follow up with a focused visit to give us and Ofsted the chance to identify what is going well and what needs improvement before the next inspection.

Keeping you up to date with what we're doing

We will provide regular updates on developments and improvements to our staff and partners through newsletters and briefings.

Regular updates will also be provided to our different committees including the Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee.  

Keeping Medway's children safe

We are taking all necessary steps to ensure that children are kept as safe as possible.

We will take immediate action where we do identify any risk to children.