Our children and young people’s inspection teams began using key question 7 in April 2022. As part of everyone's journey to meet the Promise, we reviewed key question 7 with inspectors, young people who experience or have experienced care and providers to evaluate the impact it was having and how well it was supporting the sector to self-evaluate its own performance. We have made some changes as a result of this review and agreed that we will continue to use key question 7 for inspections from April 2024 onwards.
We are holding a webinar for care homes for children and young people and school care accommodation (special residential schools) on Thursday 14 March from 14:00-15:30. This will allow us to share some information on the updated key question 7 documents as well as highlighting some new self-evaluation resources to support the sector. You can register for the webinar at this here.
We will also be arranging engagement with secure accommodation services, mainstream boarding schools and school hostels to share information with services in those sectors.