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Ofsted heaps praise on tri-borough partnership

Inspectorate rates Westminster and Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea as outstanding while Hammersmith and Fulham is rated good.

Exemplary leadership and high quality social work has been praised at two London Boroughs by Ofsted.

The inspectorate rated Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea as ‘outstanding’ following an inspection of children’s services. The two boroughs are the first to be rated outstanding under the new tough single inspection framework.

The third borough in the tri-borough partnership, Hammersmith and Fulham, has also been rated as ‘good’ by the inspectorate.

Ofsted’s Regional Director for London Mike Sheridan urged other authorities to learn from the tri-borough’s example. “I am incredibly impressed with the quality of leadership and social work in the tri-borough. They have shown what is possible when talented leaders and professionals are ambitious for vulnerable young people and their families.”

Her Majesty’s Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw said: “The tri-borough partnership has shown what can be achieved with strong political will and an ambition that only the best services will do for vulnerable children and young people. These inspections clearly show the difference that excellent leadership and social work practice makes to the lives of children and their families.

“These areas show what can be done. If they can do it – others must follow their lead.”

The Westminster report is available here.

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea report is available here.

The Hammersmith and Fulham report is available here.


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