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Birmingham City Council has said it is ‘very disappointed’ by the results of a special educational needs and disabilities inspection and said it would take urgent action to make ‘significant improvements’.
Ofsted is not providing the level of independent assurance about the quality of education that schools and parents need, MPs warn.
Politicians have been accused of ignoring a 'silent crisis' of substandard care for children who are later facing social and economic problems in their adult lives.
A county in the north of England provides a shining example of how to run children's care services, writes Mark Whitehead.
Inspectors have praised Peterborough City Council for creating the conditions for the city’s children’s services ‘to thrive’.
North Yorkshire County Council has become the first authority to receive an ‘outstanding’ grade in every category under the new social care inspection framework.
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.