OFSTED is an independent non-governmental public body set up to inspect educational and social care organisations such as fostering agencies like GLF.

GLF is inspected once a year to ensure that we are complying with all legal requirements and are providing a good service.

As part of their inspection staff from OFSTED will want to speak to foster carers about their experience of the agency.

GLF staff and foster carers should cooperate with all reasonable requests made by the inspection team.

Foster carers, foster children and others can also contact OFSTED if they are unhappy about the way in which GLF has dealt with them and they have been unable to resolve the difficulty directly with the agency.

Their address and telephone number are as follows:


Piccadilly Gate

Store Street


M1 2WD


Email: enquiries@ofsted.gov.uk


Contact form



General enquiries: 0300 123 1231


About concerns: 0300 123 4666


Fax: 0300 123 3159


The Ofsted helpline is open Monday to Friday from 8.00am to 6.00pm.

Last Update: January 6, 2019  

January 6, 2019   rich    Foster Care Handbook