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Ofsted will carry out a full inspection of Wakefield’s children’s services after they were rated ‘requiring improvement’ two years ago.
Ofsted has struggled to meet its inspection targets due to ‘significant’ financial and staffing challenges, auditors say.
Surrey CC’s children’s services are still inadequate, according to Ofsted – three years after they received the same grade.
Head teachers have welcomed the Government’s decision to ‘simplify’ the system by which schools performance is assessed.
A re-inspection of Sandwell Council’s children’s services found they remain ‘inadequate’ ahead of the launch of the council’s new Children’s Trust.
Rotherham Council’s children’s services have been rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted, following three years of Government intervention in the aftermath of the child sexual exploitation scandal.
The Government has been accused of dragging its feet over inspections of children's centres, which have been frozen since 2015.
Norfolk County Council’s beleaguered children’s services no longer require intervention after Ofsted found the council has now improved.
Birmingham City Council is continuing to make progress with improving the quality of social work, inspectors have announced.
Worcestershire children’s services are showing ‘tangible’ signs of improvement but require ‘further progress’, inspectors say.