A ‘Good’ Ofsted rating for our children’s social services

This week our Children’s Social Services received some great news with Ofsted confirming a rating of good following their inspection of the service in February. 

This is an incredibly important area of work for the County Council and being rated as ‘Good’ is testament to the hard work of the teams involved. It means that vulnerable children in the county continue to be well looked after. We are also one of only three local authorities in the West Midlands to achieve this rating which is another reason to be very proud of the work our children social workers do.

The report highlights many areas of good practice, including a reduction in caseloads for social workers, mature partnership working and the quality of an experienced workforce. You can never be too good in this area of work and there are of course some areas for improvement which we continue to work on too, including developing better systems for helping those who go missing repeatedly, and improving support for older care leavers.

Overall we are pleased with the rating and the progress made to keep children safe but we continue to lobby Government for a national, sustainable solution to how we continue to fund children’s care.

You can read the full story here on our newsroom.

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