The latest monitoring visit of South Gloucestershire local authority children’s services has highlighted improvements.
Last month’s visit was the fourth since they were judged ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted in February last year.
The inspectors said that since their last visit, the local authority has continued into the second phase of their improvement plan and that the scope and pace of the improvement of services for children and young people has been steady and realistic. This is despite the recent introduction of an electronic casework system and changes in the leadership team.
The inspectors said: “…The senior leadership team recognises that a number of areas continue to require improvement to ensure that children in need of permanency receive a good service.”
The Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, Jon Hunt, told reporters: “I am pleased to see the latest update from Ofsted that recognises the continued efforts of our staff as they implement the agreed action plan, which will drive the improvements we know we need to make to our services.”
See full details of the visit here.