Category Archive: Child Safeguarding

Apr 20

ENGLAND – Lead children’s councillor resigns over poor Ofsted rating

Bob Badham knew about the problems and accepts responsibility   Sandwell’s cabinet member for children’s services, Bob Badham, has resigned after Ofsted rated the council’s services for safeguarding children as inadequate. Sandwell’s cabinet member for children’s services, Councillor Bob Badham, has resigned after Ofsted rated the council’s services for safeguarding children as inadequate. An inspection in February …

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Mar 31

ENGLAND – Michael Gove threatens to strip Doncaster council of children’s services

Education secretary says council has failed to overcome ‘serious and long-standing failures’ in child protection Michael Gove said he had ordered a review of Doncaster council’s social services for children. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/PA The education secretary, Michael Gove, has threatened to strip a council of its children‘s services responsibilities after consistent failures in its social …

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Mar 31

ENGLAND – Hampshire to take control of Isle of Wight children’s services

Hampshire County Council is set to take over children’s services on the Isle of Wight after its lead member for children backed the proposals. Hampshire director of children’s services John Coughlan will add the Isle of Wight to his responsibilities under the plan Conservative councillor Roy Perry, Hampshire’s executive member for children’s services, last night …

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Feb 27

ENGLAND – Council’s child safeguarding service rated inadequate by Ofsted

Norfolk’s director of children’s services said Ofsted’s inspection criteria has got tougher, but council is determined to improve fast Safeguarding services in Norfolk have been rated inadequate after Ofsted inspectors warned the council’s child protection arrangements were “patchy and inconsistent”. An unannounced inspection last month found social work practice was “very poor” in too many …

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