Council at risk of losing children’s services after Ofsted finds social workers not supported to practise safely

Medway council is at risk of losing its children’s services after Ofsted downgraded it to ‘inadequate’ following an inspection that found “dedicated” social workers were not being supported to practise safely. In the wake of the inspection, the Department for Education appointed a commissioner, Eleanor Brazil, to oversee improvements at the council, and report back […] Director of children’s services Ian Sutherland said he was pleased that the Ofsted report recognised social workers’ dedication and the high morale across the service …

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