The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education
The Department for Education intervenes in all local authorities that receive an inadequate Ofsted rating for children’s services. In the most serious cases, improvement may require statutory intervention, whereby, under the Education Act 1996, the Secretary of State is able to direct a local authority to take whatever action is deemed necessary to secure improvement. In the last few...
The Department has categorised local authority children’s social care services as ‘systemic’ or ‘persistent’ failures since December 2015 when it introduced a tougher intervention regime. The following authorities have been subject to this new policy: LA Systemic/Persistent Barnet Systemic Bromley Systemic Dudley Systemic Kirklees Systemic ...
The London Borough of Lambeth Council’s children’s social care services became subject to Government intervention in May 2015, following Ofsted’s judgement that these services are ‘Inadequate’. The Department has issued the Council with an improvement notice and has appointed an expert adviser to provide the Council with advice and challenge and to report...
Entered the House of Lords on 21 January 2013
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