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Annual performance assessment: handbook of procedures for 2007

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Microsoft Word - Annual_performance_assessment_handbook_of_procedures_070038.doc Annual performance assessment: handbook of procedures for 2007 Guidance on each stage of annual performance assessment process for: • annual performances inspectors • Ofsted managers • local authorities and their partners. Audit Commission Healthcare Commission HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate HM Inspectorate of Constabulary HM Inspectorate of Prisons HM Inspectorate of Probation Ofsted Age group: children and young people Published: April 2007 Reference no: 070038 This document may be reproduced in whole or in part for non-commercial educational purposes, provided that the information quoted is reproduced without adaptation and the source and date of publication are stated. Alexandra House 33 Kingsway London WC2B 6SE No. 070038 T 08456 404040 Published April 2007 © Crown Copyright 2007 Contents A. An overview of the process 4 B. The information provided 8 B. The information provided 9 C. Admissible evidence 10 D. The scrutiny of evidence 19 Scrutiny 19 On-site visit 28 Recording and reporting 30 Quality assurance 31 E. Aligning the JAR and APA 32 F. Making judgements 36 i. What judgements are made? 36 ii. What scale and descriptors do we use? 36 iii. How are judgements reached? 36 iv. Making the overall judgement about the contribution of children’s services 38 v. Making the judgement on the council’s capacity to improve its services for children and young people 41 G. The APA notebook 42 H. Guidance on writing the 2007 APA letter 44 I. APA quality assurance process 47 J. Representation procedures 52 Annex 1: Local Services Inspectorate Forum (LSIF) descriptors 54 Annex 2: List of indicators for the 2007 children’s services dataset 55 Annex 3: Representation tracking form – APA 2007 67

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