‘Good’ ratings for three local councils

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Ofsted has given postive ratings to the children’s services departments of three different councils following recent inspections.

Wigan in Greater Manchester, Wolverhampton in the West Midlands, and Harrow in North London were all granted a rating of ‘good’ for their child protection work. Inspectors assessed the authorities in January and February of this year.

The efforts of social workers at Wigan Council to promote adoption came in for particular praise and were classed as “outstanding” for helping to promote the health and welfare of vulnerable children in the region.

Wolverhampton Council’s use of multi-agency teamwork to respond to concerns about children were highly rated. The Multi-Agency Safeguarding Hub, or Mash for short, “ensures that appropriate action is taken to safeguard and protect children and young people, including those who go missing and/or are at risk of being sexually exploited” wrot the inspectors.

Down in the London Borough of Harrow, meanwhile, “strong and effective leadership” helped to ensure that caseloads for each individual social worker were manageable and they had access to appropriate support and training.

In additon, Harrow had prioritised “a strong focus on, and investment in, recruiting sufficient social workers makes this possible.”

Photo by Sarah Reid via Flickr under a Creative Commons licence.

Stowe Family Law Web Team

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keith - April 5, 2017 at 7:16pm

“The efforts of social workers at Wigan Council to promote adoption came in for particular praise”

this is very troubling coming from Ofsted. they seem oblivious to the widespread corruption by Local authorities to remove children for Adoption.especially when this area of removal pays very high rewards.
Ofsted need to get their heads out the sand and wake up to whats going on. Very disappointing.

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