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Local government secretary Sajid Javid has bowed to the inevitable and outlined plans for commissioners to run Northamptonshire CC amid concerns over the county’s sustainability.
Local authorities are to share £1m to help then identify private high-rise buildings that may be clad in unsafe building materials.
The Government has been accused of dragging its feet over inspections of children's centres, which have been frozen since 2015.
Half of England’s large care home providers have at least one in four failing homes in their network, according to a consumer watchdog.
Birmingham City Council is continuing to make progress with improving the quality of social work, inspectors have announced.
The majority of adult social care services have been rated as good, but regulators have warned the future quality of services are ‘precarious’.
The majority of the public believes housing safety inspections should be in the hands of local councils, survey reveals.
A new set of inspections to examine how local partner agencies - including local authorities - are working together to protect children at risk of neglect will begin next month.
Ofsted today announced a new social care common inspection framework (SCCIF) will take effect this April in order to create a more consistent inspections regime.
Welsh councils have warned that handing over the regulation of food safety to producers would put the public at risk.