The Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) is a non-ministerial department of the UK government, reporting to Parliament. Ofsted is responsible for inspecting a range of educational institutions, including state schools and some independent schools. It also inspects childcare, adoption and fostering agencies and initial teacher training, and regulates a range of early years and children’s social care services.
Ofsted inspectors from the inspectorate’s illegal schools taskforce wear Audax body cameras in an attempt to gather the evidence they need to secure more prosecutions against those flouting the law with illegal schools.
The taskforce was set up to investigate groups operating without registering as a school, which may not be following safeguarding or child protection regulations, and lack oversight of teaching and facilities. Says the Guardian Newspaper