Category Archives: Social Work Services

Redbridge children’s services are ‘outstanding’

12th Jun 2019

Children’s services in Redbridge have been judged to be outstanding after the appointment of the current director of children’s services in October 2016 led to the further strengthening of services…

Ofsted rates Suffolk outstanding

29th May 2019

Suffolk’s children’s services have been rated as outstanding by Ofsted. Stable and aspirational leadership and strong political and financial support have created conditions that are conductive to continuous improvement and…

Stabilised workforce at Devon, Ofsted reports

28th May 2019

Devon children’s services has succeeded in stabilising the workforce at all levels and in bringing down social work caseloads to a manageable level, Ofsted has said. Senior leaders, including elected…

Kingston-upon-Hull rated inadequate

28th May 2019

Kingston-upon-Hull Council has failed to deliver the improvements needed, specifically to children’s circumstances and experiences, since the last inspection, Ofsted has warned. Rating the authority as ‘inadequate’, Ofsted said that…

Slow progress made at Gloucestershire

25th May 2019

Gloucestershire children’s services is making slow progress in improving services for its children and young people, Ofsted has said. The senior leadership team has a clear vision and coherent improvement…

Some concerns from last inspection of Liverpool remain

24th May 2019

Caseloads remain too high for some social workers and Independent Reviewing Officers at Liverpool children’s services, Ofsted has warned. Liverpool children’s services were inspected in May 2018, when all areas…

Better understanding of frontline practice at Sandwell

23rd May 2019

Senior leaders at Sandwell Children’s Trust have developed a greater understanding of frontline practice, Ofsted has said. A focus on service delivery, interrogation of performance information and audits has led…