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Ofsted inspections

30th Nov 2017

A round up of Ofsted inspections from the last month. Ofsted praises progress at Dudley “Positive progress” has been noted at Dudley Council’s children’s services department by Ofsted in a…

Ofsted: South Tyneside’s children’s services are good

30th Nov 2017

Children’s services in South Tyneside have been rated as good overall, with adoption performance being praised as outstanding by Ofsted. The senior leadership team has systematically and comprehensively addressed shortfalls…

Ofsted rates Shropshire children’s services as good

30th Nov 2017

Strong operational practice in early help services for children in Shropshire has been identified by Ofsted inspectors. The Ofsted inspection team rated Shropshire’s children’s services as good overall. “A particular…

Ofsted praises greater workforce confidence at Reading

29th Nov 2017

Greater workforce confidence has been identified by Ofsted inspectors in a follow-up visit of Reading children’s services. Skilled, experienced early help practitioners and their managers have a stronger profile and…

Poole ‘requires improvement’ finds Ofsted

28th Nov 2017

Children’s services in Poole require improvement to be good, Ofsted has said. Inspectors highlighted that the director of children’s services and her leadership team have worked purposefully with partners to…

Special Report: Joint approach to domestic violence

28th Nov 2017

The government launched guidance last month aimed at ensuring victims of domestic violence can access safe, long-term accommodation. The guidance makes it clear that local authorities should treat victims of…

Leadership at Camden is judged as outstanding by Ofsted

27th Nov 2017

Ofsted has praised children’s services in Camden, rating them overall as good. An inspection of the London Borough rated leadership, management and governance and adoption services as outstanding while child…