Council’s children’s service makes improvement from previous ‘inadequate’ rating

PUBLISHED: 21:00 31 January 2018

Schools across Somerset could enjoy an upgrade.

Schools across Somerset could enjoy an upgrade.

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A council’s child social care services which was previously rated ‘inadequate’ has improved, a recent inspection has revealed.

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Ofsted evaluated Somerset County Council’s children’s services and found it to ‘require improvement to be good’.

The council’s adoption services received a good rating and were described by inspectors as ‘an area of considerable strength’ where ‘family finding is swift and effective’.

The report makes clear improvements have been inconsistent and highlights areas where further work is needed, including partnership working and outcomes for children looked after.

Council leader David Fothergill is ‘delighted’ by the ‘big step forward’ but said the authority ‘will not rest’ until it secure a good and then outstanding rating.

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