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Analysis links director of children's services retention to Ofsted rating...

Analysis links director of children's services retention to Ofsted rating... Local authorities that keep hold of their directors of children’s services (DCS) perform better in Ofsted inspections than those that change regularly, exclusive analysis by CYP Now has found.

 

Authorities with an 'outstanding' Ofsted rating had an average of 2.2 directors of children's services since 2008. Picture: Phil Adams

Authorities with an 'outstanding' Ofsted rating had an average of 2.2 directors of children's services since 2008. Picture: Phil Adams

 

Data provided by all of England’s 152 local authorities for the past seven years reveals that a total of 386 DCSs have been in post across the country during the period between July 2008 and July 2014 – an average of 2.5 per authority. When cross-referenced against Ofsted safeguarding judgments, it emerged that the best performing authorities have had, on average, greater stability in the top position than those deemed to be performing poorly.

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