Joint Targeted Area Inspection (JTAI)

We are undertaking the new Joint Targeted Area Inspections of services for vulnerable children and young people with Ofsted, Care Quality Commission and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary.

The inspections started in February 2016 with all four inspectorates jointly assessing how local authorities, the police, health, probation and youth offending services are working together in an area to identify, support and protect vulnerable children and young people.

Each inspection will include a ‘deep dive’ element, with the first set, to be completed by summer 2016, focusing on children at risk of sexual exploitation and those missing from home, school or care. Future areas of focus will be decided upon with input from key stakeholders.

These short inspections allow inspectorates to be more responsive, targeting specific areas of interest and concern. They also identify areas for improvement and highlight good practice from which others can learn.

The inspection report will include narrative findings that clearly set out what the local partnership and agencies are doing well, and what they need to do to improve.

When each set of inspections by theme are completed, a thematic overview report will be published to highlight the learning more widely.

The consultation outcomes are available on the Ofsted website, alongside the:



You can find links to published JTAI reports in our reports section.