Ofsted’s Annual Report: highlighting some of the big issues for social care

Yvette Stanley, Ofsted’s National Director for Social Care, discusses the latest Ofsted Annual Report

It’s really pleasing to mark another Annual Report – my second since joining Ofsted – with some positive news.

Our latest annual overview reports an increasingly effective response to the most vulnerable children. Almost half of local authorities inspected last year are now either good or better. All the local authorities that we re-inspected this year improved too. Put another way, that’s some 860 thousand more children living within good and outstanding authorities, and around 1.3 million fewer children living in areas of inadequacy.

This really is a testament to the hard work and dedication of Directors of Children’s Services, social workers and other staff up and down the country.

Read full piece at source: https://socialcareinspection.blog.gov.uk/2020/01/23/ofsteds-annual-report-highlighting-some-of-the-big-issues-for-social-care/

Ofsted urges national action to tackle gaps in children in care provision

National leadership and investment is needed to tackle the lack of capacity and workforce skills in services for children in care, Ofsted has warned in its annual report. The inspectorate said there was “no central joined-up strategy or plan to meet children’s needs” in the residential sector that would address the long distances many were […]

Read full piece at source: Ofsted urges national action to tackle gaps in children in care provision

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