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25th Oct, 2021

Ofsted inspectors back children’s services in Worcestershire

Harry Leach 1st Sep, 2019

GOVERNMENT inspectors have backed the improvements children’s social care services in Worcestershire as county chiefs prepare to hand over the running of the service to a separate company.

Ofsted inspectors said outcomes for many children and their families are now better and added there was evidence of a ‘sustained trajectory of improvement’.

Worcestershire Children’s Services were found to be inadequate in all areas of practice in 2016. When inspectors returned to Worcestershire last month, they reported the quality of the service has moved up a category and now requires improvement to be good.

A wholly owned council company, Worcestershire Children First, is currently being developed to deliver Children’s Services.

The company is due to be launched in October.

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