Triggering inspections and ratings change

What will trigger an inspection

  • There has been deterioration in quality
  • There has been an improvement in quality

The inspection will focus on the area showing the largest change

Effect on your rating

This will not affect your rating. Ratings can only change at an inspection

Type of inspection triggered

For Good and Outstanding Practices

  1. In "most cases" this will be a focused inspection
  2. A focused inspection ALWAYS covers the key areas of Well-Led and Effective regardless of the focus
  3. They may inspect any of the other five key questions depending on what's on their files

By inference, all other practices will likely be inspected on all 5 key questions