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The Government has been accused of dragging its feet over inspections of children's centres, which have been frozen since 2015.
Half of England’s large care home providers have at least one in four failing homes in their network, according to a consumer watchdog.
Birmingham City Council is continuing to make progress with improving the quality of social work, inspectors have announced.
The majority of adult social care services have been rated as good, but regulators have warned the future quality of services are ‘precarious’.
The majority of the public believes housing safety inspections should be in the hands of local councils, survey reveals.
A new set of inspections to examine how local partner agencies - including local authorities - are working together to protect children at risk of neglect will begin next month.
Ofsted today announced a new social care common inspection framework (SCCIF) will take effect this April in order to create a more consistent inspections regime.
Welsh councils have warned that handing over the regulation of food safety to producers would put the public at risk.
New inspections will investigate how well local partners, including councils, work together to protect children living with domestic abuse.
An average business can now expect a local authority health and safety inspection only once in every 20 years, according to a report into the decline of regulation.