York children services rated good

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The children services department of York City Council has been rated good by the inspectorate Ofsted.

Following an inspection at the end of last year, Ofsted praised a restructuring of the department which was  designed to reduce the caseloads of individual social workers and free up their time for frontline work with vulnerable children..

An emphasis on placing youngsters in the local area was also singled out for positive comment, as was the Council’s success in arranging ‘foster to adopt’ placements and its support for the ‘staying put’ scheme aimed at older teens in foster care.

Director of children’s services Jon Stonehouse said:

“At a time of great challenge for children’s social care services across the country, this inspection rating is a significant achievement. It is testament to the skill and commitment of children’s social workers, social care staff, their managers and a highly effective local partnership.”

Photo of York by andy via Flickr under a Creative Commons licence.

Stowe Family Law Web Team

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