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Overly adult-focused work found at Hackney

7th Mar 2019

The quality of practice for a substantial number of vulnerable children has not been sustained at the London Borough of Hackney since the last Ofsted inspection in 2016, inspectors have…

Swindon makes progress in care leavers’ services

4th Mar 2019

Swindon children’s services has made some progress for care leavers’ services in most of the areas for improvement highlighted in the last inspection, Ofsted has said. Senior leaders have a…

Medway’s response to referrals improves

1st Mar 2019

Ofsted has noted marked improvements in Medway’s response to contacts and referrals since the joint targeted area inspection in June 2018. Processes to support social work practice, new at the…

Central Bedfordshire challenged themselves to improve

28th Feb 2019

Central Bedfordshire has used the last Ofsted inspection in 2017 as a catalyst to drive improvement, the latest inspection has found. Senior leaders have remained open to external scrutiny, challenging…

Ofsted reports in February

28th Feb 2019

A summary of the Ofsted reports of children’s services, published in February. Increased caseloads hinder progress at Durham The pace of change at Durham children’s services has been hindered since…

Rewarding? That description doesn’t come close

28th Feb 2019

In the latest in his series of blogs, foster carer, feature writer and photographer David Bocking talks about his experience fostering for Sheffield City Council. When she arrived, our second…