‘Find another way’ DoE tells failing council

September 22, 2017 0 comments

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Worcestershire County Council has been told to find a fresh approach to child protection services by the Department for Education. The County Council received a bottom-of-the-class “inadequate” rating following an inspection by Ofsted in January. There were “widespread and serious” failings in the council’s approach to child protection the inspectorate insisted. Overall control of the…

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Worcestershire Council under fire from Ofsted

January 26, 2017 1 comment

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Worcestershire County Council has been criticised for “widespread and serious” child protection failures by the inspectorate Ofsted. The problems encompassed both children in residential care and those placed with guardians and adopted families. The council had not recruited enough “good quality, permanent social workers” Ofsted found, and had applied inconsistent standards when making decisions across…

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Local authority ordered to pay ten year-old £5000

March 11, 2016 0 comments

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A Family Court Judge has ordered Worcestershire County Council to pay a ten year-old boy £5,000 in damages. The council removed the child from his mother’s care in early 2011, although the latest judgment did not elaborate on the reasons for this decision. The man who is believed to be the boy’s father refused to…

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Parents could be billed for children in care

March 13, 2013 0 comments

Parents who place their children into care who could be asked to foot the bill, under proposals being considered by Worcestershire County Council. If adopted, the plans would mean parents being billed for the cost of raising children who are thought to be “not in crisis”, according to a report on Children & Young People…

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