Tag Archives: inspection

Children are at risk of significant harm in Stoke-on-Trent

18th Mar 2019

Children are not being protected by Stoke on Trent’s children’s services, Ofsted has said rating the local authority’s children’s services as inadequate. Children experience serious and widespread delays in having…

Ofsted notes impressive progress at Staffordshire

13th Mar 2019

Leaders and managers at Staffordshire children’s services have made impressive progress since a focused visit in 2018 which highlighted a deterioration in the quality of some services, an Ofsted inspection…

Waltham Forest significantly improves

12th Mar 2019

Services for children in Waltham Forest are good and have significantly improved since the last inspection in 2015, according to Ofsted. Leaders have made strong progress to establish a resilient,…

Barnet care leavers’ service steadily improving

11th Mar 2019

The London Borough of Barnet has continued to focus steadily on developing and delivering improvements to the ‘onwards and upwards’service for care leavers since the previous inspection, Ofsted has found….

Slough makes significant progress

8th Mar 2019

Significant progress has been made by Slough council and Slough Children’s Services Trust in tackling the deep-rooted problems which led to the service being judged inadequate in 2011, 2013 and…

Oldham requires improvement to be good

8th Mar 2019

Since the last inspection of Oldham children’s services in 2015, strategic leadership has not delivered continuous improvement of services for children, Ofsted has said. During 2016–17, although leaders had access…

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…