How do I contact Ofsted?

Email or call us on 0300 123 1231.

Can I contact Ofsted anonymously?

If you are not satisfied with the response you received from the provider you can contact Ofsted direct on 0300 123 4666. It is important to remember that if you do not want to give your name when making a complaint to Ofsted, you can choose to remain anonymous.

What is a qualifying complaint to Ofsted?

Section 11 of the Education Act 2005, as amended, gives Ofsted the power to consider whether to investigate certain complaints, known as qualifying complaints, about schools. the contribution made by the school to the well-being of those pupils. the contribution made by the school to community cohesion.

Can you complain to Ofsted about a school?

Ofsted cannot respond to or resolve individual complaints but you can still tell Ofsted about a problem with a school. They can use the information you provide to decide when to inspect and what areas to focus the inspection on.

What needs reporting to Ofsted?

Early years providers can report incidents by calling 0300 123 1231 or using the online Notification of Early Years Provision Incident form on the Ofsted website. Incidents that must be reported include: any allegation of serious harm or abuse by any person living, working or looking after children on the premises.

How do I report a concern to Ofsted?

To complain about a childcare provider, get in touch with us at or 0300 123 4666. If you complain, we will review the information you provide and decide what to do.

How do I report a headteacher?

Make a formal complaint

You’ll usually need to email or write a letter to the headteacher and to the governing body telling them you’re making a formal complaint. You’ll need to explain the problem and why you’re unhappy with what the school has done about it. You should keep a copy of everything you send.

Who would you Whistleblow to in your setting?

This means any worker who has child protection or welfare concerns can make a disclosure to us and we can seek to protect them against unfair treatment at work. You can find out more about whistleblowing on the website.

What are the three steps in the whistleblowing process?

Steps to File a Whistleblower Claim
  1. Step 1 – Get Evidence. This is the most important step in your whistleblower claim.
  2. Step 2 – Presenting the Evidence.
  3. Step 3 – Government Investigation.
  4. Step 4 – The Decision.

Is whistleblowing confidential?

The law does not compel an organisation to protect the confidentiality of a whistleblower. However, it is considered best practice to maintain that confidentiality, unless required by law to disclose it.

What are the two types of whistleblowing?

There are two types of whistleblowing. The first type is internal whistleblowing. This means that the whistleblower reports misconduct to another person within the organization. The second type is external whistleblowing.

What is an example of whistleblowing?

Concerns that count as whistleblowing

a criminal offence, for example fraud. someone’s health and safety is in danger. risk or actual damage to the environment. a miscarriage of justice.

How are whistleblowers protected by law?

The Whistleblower Protection Act of 1989 was enacted to protect federal employees who disclose “Government illegality, waste, and corruption” from adverse consequences related to their employment. Whistleblowers are required to present information and other documents that can back up their claims when filing a dispute.

Can you get fired for whistleblowing?

No. Under the laws of most states, it is illegal for an employer to retaliate against a whistleblower who has reported, or attempted to report, the illegal conduct of the employer.

What counts as unfair treatment at work?

What Constitutes Unfair Treatment? It is illegal to harass or discriminate against someone because of so-called “protected characteristics” such as age, disability, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religion, color, nationality and relationship.

How much do you get for whistleblowing?

The whistleblower is entitled to a reward of 10 percent to 30 percent of what the government recovers, if the CFTC recovers more than $1 million.

What percentage does a whistleblower get?

Whistleblowers are eligible to receive 15% to 30% of monetary recoveries. Whistleblowers are also afforded substantial protection against retaliation under the Act.