Category Archive: Ofsted

Sep 22

ENGLAND – Kingston Council’s children’s care still ‘inadequate’

Charito Cruz was bludgeoned to death with a claw hammer in 2011   A council criticised for not stepping in before a father murdered his partner in front of their toddler has been deemed “inadequate” by Ofsted a second time. Twelve months ago child protection services at Kingston upon Thames were criticised by Ofsted. The …

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Sep 15

ENGLAND – Multi-agency child protection inspections to start in 2015

Children’s services directors welcome the decision by Ofsted but raise concerns about failure to commit to review of current system RunPhoto/Getty Images Multi-agency child protection inspections will now be introduced in April 2015, the chief inspector of Ofsted has announced. Directors of children’s services across England welcomed the renewed commitment to a multi-agency approach, but …

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Sep 15

ENGLAND – One word Ofsted judgements ‘ludicrous’, says top children’s director

Association of Directors of Children’s Services president calls for narrative judgements used by coroners to improve inspections of children’s services (Pic: Gary Brigden)   Ofsted should work with councils to reach a narrative judgement at the end of inspections similar to those sometimes given by coroners, the chief of the Association of Directors of Children’s …

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Jul 29

ENGLAND – Failing children’s homes more than double in a year

 The number of children’s homes judged by Ofsted to be failing has more than doubled over the past year, while those classed as achieving the highest standards have fallen 40 per cent.   Ofsted inspectors judged more homes to be failing in 2012/13 than the previous year Provisional figures published today by the children’s services …

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Jun 24

ENGLAND – Ofsted unveils tougher child protection inspections

Child protection and looked-after children’s services will be deemed ‘inadequate’ even if just part of their work is failing, under plans unveiled by Ofsted to toughen up inspections.   Changes to come into force in November The tougher regime is revealed in a consultation document for joint child protection and looked-after children’s services inspections. It …

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Jun 10

ENGLAND – Independent reviewing officers are not challenging enough, says Ofsted

Officers employed by local authorities to review care plans are failing to make enough of a difference for looked-after children, a damning report has found.   Independent reviewing officers are responsible for reviewing the cases of children in care. Image: Peter Crane The report by Ofsted found that local authority independent reviewing officers (IROs), who …

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