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Children’s Services in Worcestershire have improved

Redditch Editorial 13th Oct, 2017

THE latest monitoring visit to Worcestershire children’s services, by Ofsted Inspectors, has found evidence of improvement.

An Ofsted report, published in January 2017, found that Children’s Services in Worcestershire were inadequate.

Nine months on inspectors have now identified some tangible improvements. The county council’s improvement plan was described by inspectors as succinct and well-focused.

However, in a letter published today by Ofsted following a monitoring visit in September, Her Majesty’s Inspector Dominic Stevens made it clear services for children in Worcestershire require much further progress.

Councillor Andy Roberts, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Children and Families, said: “Our staff are working very hard to deliver the improvements.”

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