Ofsted today announced a new social care common inspection framework (SCCIF) will take effect this April in order to create a more consistent inspections regime.
Worcestershire County Council has apologised after inspectors found ‘widespread and serious failures’ in its children’s services.
The Government has been accused of being too slow to improve child protection services, a report from MPs has warned today.
The new chair of Birmingham City Council’s children’s trust has insisted that the new model will deliver ‘accelerated’ change as inspectors highlighted continued failings within the authority.
A new information-sharing agreement looks set to improve children’s care services across England.
Swindon council has hit back at claims children are being ‘failed’ after Ofsted publish a damning open letter about ‘poor performance’ in the city’s schools.
The chief inspector of Ofsted has criticised police forces for failing to protect children from abuse.
The Ofsted chairman has quit his position after describing the Isle of Wight as an ‘inbred, poor, white ghetto’.
New inspections will investigate how well local partners, including councils, work together to protect children living with domestic abuse.
Ofsted’s chairman has apologised and retracted his description of the Isle of Wight as an ‘inbred, poor, white ghetto’.