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Care applications continue to fall

16th Jul 2019

The number of care applications continues to fall, the latest statistics have revealed. There were 1,021 care applications in June 2019 – a fall of 55 per cent from June…

Ofsted notes slow progress at Tameside

12th Jul 2019

Progress had been slow at Tameside since the last inspection in 2016, when services for children were judged to be inadequate, Ofsted has said. However, the inspection of children’s services…

Pace of improvement at Bradford is not swift enough

11th Jul 2019

The interim strategic director at Bradford has brought much-needed skills and experience to the local authority which has assisted in improving services since the last inspection, Ofsted has said. Inspectors…

Decline in effectiveness at Stockton-on-Tees

10th Jul 2019

There has been a decline in the overall effectiveness of children’s social care services in Stockton-on-Tees since the last inspection in 2016, Ofsted has warned. While some services are strong,…

Ofsted: Children’s social care is improving

4th Jul 2019

Children’s social care in England is improving overall, according to Ofsted. The proportion of local authorities judged to be good or outstanding for overall effectiveness increased to 46% at 31…

Surrey transforms front door services

3rd Jul 2019

An “ambitious service remodelling” including a total reconfiguration of the ‘front door’, has been introduced at Surrey,Ofsted has said. New arrangements had been fully operational for only five weeks at…