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Staff turnover impedes progress at Reading

25th Jul 2019

The ongoing high turnover of social work staff at all levels of Reading children’s services continues to impede progress in improving the quality of services, Ofsted has warned. In the…

Tower Hamlets goes from inadequate to good in two years

24th Jul 2019

Tower Hamlets children’s services has turned itself around from inadequate in 2017 to good in the latest inspection of the children’s services. Ofsted said Tower Hamlets has “substantially improved” children’s…

Significant improvements at Wiltshire

23rd Jul 2019

There have been significant improvements at Wiltshire since the last inspection in 2015, when all areas of the service required improvement to be good. Ofsted has now rated the authority’s…

Inquiry into children’s workforce launched

19th Jul 2019

An inquiry into children’s social care workforce has been launched by the Education Committee. The committee of MPs, chaired by Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, will examine what is needed…

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…