Ofsted Report

The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills.

All fostering services are regularly inspected and monitored by Ofsted. Please see our latest report below.


Here’s what OFSTED says about Anchor:

“This is a good fostering agency where children and young people experience positive outcomes and are safe and well cared for as a result of a good quality service and robust safeguarding systems.”

“One particular strength of the agency is its placement stability which compares favourably with other independent fostering agencies. For the last three years the percentage of unplanned endings was below the national average, and so far this year the figure stands at 1%.”

“One young person confirmed this by saying: ‘I trust the staff at Anchor and can talk to them about any worries."

“Since the last inspection in February 2012, there has been a net growth in placements of 39% and a net growth in fostering households of 33%.”

Ofsted Inspection Report 2014

Read the full OFSTED report

Who are OFSTED and what do they do?

Ofsted is the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills. They report directly to Parliament and are independent and impartial. OFSTED inspect and regulate services which care for children and young people including fostering agencies.

OFSTED inspects all fostering agencies in England, the aim being to help to promote constant improvement in standards of care and safeguarding so that children and young people, parents and carers benefit.  After an inspection, an inspection report is produced and published.