Good practice / Performance / Improvement

1st Ofsted ‘outstanding’ ratings for children’s services

 

Two local authorities have become the first to be awarded “outstanding” judgments under Ofsted’s inspection framework for children’s services.

Out of the three authorities that make up the “tri-borough” (Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea, and Westminster councils), both Kensington and Chelsea and Westminster were rated outstanding, while Hammersmith and Fulham was rated “good”.

Read Children & Young People Now: Ofsted awards first ‘outstanding’ ratings for children’s services

Headlines for IROs

Kensington and Chelsea

Children’s services in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea are outstanding

1. Children who need help and protection

Good

2. Children looked after and achieving permanence

Outstanding

2.1 Adoption performance

Outstanding

2.2 Experiences and progress of care leavers

Outstanding

3. Leadership, management and governance

Outstanding

Download the Ofsted report for: Kensington and Chelsea 

Westminster

Children’s services in Westminster City Council are outstanding

1. Children who need help and protection

Good

2. Children looked after and achieving permanence

Outstanding

2.1 Adoption performance

Outstanding

2.2 Experiences and progress of care leavers

Good

3. Leadership, management and governance

Outstanding

Download the Ofsted report for:  Westminster

Hammersmith and Fulham

Children’s services in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham are good

1. Children who need help and protection

Good

2. Children looked after and achieving permanence

Good

2.1 Adoption performance

Outstanding

2.2 Experiences and progress of care leavers

Good

3. Leadership, management and governance

Outstanding

Download the Ofsted report for: Hammersmith and Fulham

 

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