This summary of the 2007/08 annual report presents evidence from the first full year of inspection and regulation undertaken by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills, which came into being in April 2007. The report covers the period from July 2007 to August 2008 and sets out findings from childcare, children’s social care, and education and skills provision for learners of all ages.
This short document provides a readable and useful summary of the key issues and main findings from the full report. It begins with a personal overview of some important issues emerging from the inspection of the childcare, children’s social care, and education and skills sectors. This is followed by the key findings and the principal sector-by-sector overview charts based on inspection data.