Data-driven prioritisation of independent fostering agency inspections

Fellows: Annika Brundyn, Jobie Budd, Viviana Hernandez, Jared Joseph
Data Science Mentor(s): Adolfo de Unanue
Project Manager: Josh Sidgwick
Project Partner: Ofsted
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Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. Ofsted inspects and regulates services that care for children and young people, and services providing education and skills for learners of all ages. These providers include children’s homes and Independent Fostering Agencies (IFAs) that care for children. Using a range of data both held by Ofsted and publicly available, the goal of this project is to build a risk model that can help Ofsted to prioritise its inspections of IFAs.