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Hounslow has improved children’s services

14th Nov 2018

Senior leaders at the London Borough of Hounslow have worked effectively to improve children’s services since the last Ofsted inspection in 2014, the inspectorate has said. Supported by strong corporate…

Services at Northamptonshire have deteriorated, says Ofsted

13th Nov 2018

Arrangements for managing contacts and referrals in the multi-agency safeguarding hub (MASH) and thresholds for children in need of help and protection in Northamptonshire have deteriorated, according to Ofsted. Against…

Inquiry launched into funding of children’s services

13th Nov 2018

A cross-party group of MPs have launched a new inquiry into the funding and provision of local authorities’ children’s services. The inquiry by the Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee…

Deterioration of services at Wokingham

9th Nov 2018

There has been a “marked deterioration” in the quality, timeliness and delivery of services to children at Wokingham, Ofsted has said. Since the last inspection in 2017, there has been…

Improved services for children in Leicestershire

7th Nov 2018

A permanent leadership team has driven steady and realistic improvements in the first response service at Leicestershire children’s services, Ofsted has said. Leicestershire children’s services were last inspected by Ofsted…

Ofsted notes clear vision at Hampshire

5th Nov 2018

Senior leaders have a clear vision for continually improving services for vulnerable children in Hampshire, said Ofsted. The senior leadership team’s ambitious plans for building capacity through service transformation are…

Strong corporate leadership identified in Harrow

5th Nov 2018

There is strong corporate leadership in Harrow to improve outcomes for children and their families who need help or protection, Ofsted has said. Since the previous inspection of children’s services…

Ofsted notes improvements in Sefton

31st Oct 2018

Children in need of help and protection in Sefton generally benefit from better assessments since the last Ofsted inspection that identify risk and inform the provision of appropriate intervention to…