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Children are at risk of significant harm in Stoke-on-Trent

18th Mar 2019

Children are not being protected by Stoke on Trent’s children’s services, Ofsted has said rating the local authority’s children’s services as inadequate. Children experience serious and widespread delays in having…

Ofsted notes impressive progress at Staffordshire

13th Mar 2019

Leaders and managers at Staffordshire children’s services have made impressive progress since a focused visit in 2018 which highlighted a deterioration in the quality of some services, an Ofsted inspection…

Waltham Forest significantly improves

12th Mar 2019

Services for children in Waltham Forest are good and have significantly improved since the last inspection in 2015, according to Ofsted. Leaders have made strong progress to establish a resilient,…

Barnet care leavers’ service steadily improving

11th Mar 2019

The London Borough of Barnet has continued to focus steadily on developing and delivering improvements to the ‘onwards and upwards’service for care leavers since the previous inspection, Ofsted has found….

Slough makes significant progress

8th Mar 2019

Significant progress has been made by Slough council and Slough Children’s Services Trust in tackling the deep-rooted problems which led to the service being judged inadequate in 2011, 2013 and…

Oldham requires improvement to be good

8th Mar 2019

Since the last inspection of Oldham children’s services in 2015, strategic leadership has not delivered continuous improvement of services for children, Ofsted has said. During 2016–17, although leaders had access…