Our regulatory solicitors have an excellent reputation for providing advice and representation in relation to compliance, inspections, enforcement action and appeals to the first-tier tribunal. Our team has experience of dealing with a wide range of cases and the following case studies are examples of our recent work in this area. If you would like advice about any area relating to Ofsted contact our specialist solicitors on 0203 816 9274.
First-tier tribunal appeals
Children's home appeal allowed
We were instructed to represent a children’s home that had been issued with a notice of cancellation of registration by Ofsted. We were instructed after the owner of the home had lodged their appeal to the first tier tribunal. The reasons for the cancellation were wide-ranging, including a long history of concerns regarding the home’s compliance with regulations, their management of children’s behaviour, record keeping and concerns about the honesty and integrity of the owner and responsible individual at the home.
We dealt with the initial stages of the appeal and prepared witness statements and evidence in response to the concerns, which was substantial. Upon receiving and considering our evidence, Ofsted approached us to advise they were no longer opposing our appeal and the appeal was therefore allowed. This meant that the home could remain open and the child residing at the home could remain there.