Ofsted have published their annual report for 2016-2017. The good news for independent fostering providers such as ourselves is that 91% are rated as either 'outstanding' or 'good' (we're rated as 'good'). In terms of Local Authorities, 34% are rated as 'outstanding' or 'good' - an improvement on 26% in the previous report.
The report also pulls together statistics for Early Years, Schools and Further Education & Skills - which makes it an informative read for all who have, care or work with children.
The full report can be viewed here