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Ofsted visit finds ‘steady progress’ in Birmingham children’s services

By on 13/06/2017 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

An Ofsted report, following a monitoring visit to examine the progress of children’s services since its latest full inspection in September last year, has found the city council “is making steady progress, and has taken some important steps in improving services for its children and young people”.                 […]

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Response to Ofsted full inspection of children’s social care

By on 25/11/2016 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Response to the Ofsted full inspection of Birmingham children’s social care The publication of the Ofsted report confirms that the overall rating is ‘inadequate’ as we previously acknowledged we would be at this stage in our improvement journey, but we remain on track in terms of progress made. The report confirms significant progress; indeed, some […]

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Publication of Ofsted children's services report

By on 23/05/2014 in Cllr Jones, News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council response to the Ofsted children's services report published on 23 May 2014 Response from the cabinet member for children and family services “We must never forget that the welfare of children is at the heart of everything we do and here in Birmingham we have a group of people who are absolutely […]

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Response to Ofsted unannounced inspection

By on 19/10/2012 in News with 0 Comments

Ofsted has today (Friday 19 October) published the findings of an unannounced inspection into Birmingham City Council's children's services. Although the report acknowledges improvements, they have until recently been too slow and Ofsted has judged the service to be inadequate. The report makes a number of recommendations for the council and its partners, which are […]

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Response to Ofsted report

By on 20/07/2010 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham's political head of Children's Social Care Cllr Len Clark acknowledged “more needs to be done” to improve safeguarding in the city. Cllr Clark announced he was leading an immediate “re-alignment” of the service to address priority issues identified by Ofsted during a recent inspection. Actions already taken to improve safeguarding include: Deployment of additional […]

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Yardleys Secondary School judged 'Outstanding'

By on 02/07/2010 in News with 0 Comments

A recent Ofsted Inspection has praised Yardleys School for exemplifying “the very best in educational provision” and “showing that young people can achieve exceptional outcomes”. The news follows the school’s exceptionally high academic results achieved in its GCSE results last year.  Currently the school is amongst the top 4% of schools nationally in terms of progress […]

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City responds to Ofsted judgement

By on 09/12/2009 in Video News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council's Children's Services was today given a “performs poorly” rating by Ofsted. The inspection body says the judgement is because of issues highlighted in protecting children. Cllr Les Lawrence, Birmingham's Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Families, argues Ofsted's assessment is flawed and does not provide an accurate reflection of how the […]

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Focus fixed on improving lives of vulnerable young people

By on 09/12/2009 in News with 0 Comments

Birmingham City Council today said that the Council, with health and police partners, remains focused on protecting the lives of vulnerable children after Ofsted repeated its “inadequate” rating for safeguarding children. The Authority said it was “disappointed” the inspection body has not shifted from the judgement initially delivered last year, despite a raft of improvements […]

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Let's hear it from the kids!

By on 04/12/2009 in Blog with 0 Comments

Colin Tucker, Birmingham’s head of Children’s Social Care, talks about his work as he goes about moving the service out of its Notice to Improve. So we know ourselves well and what we now need to do to continue improving.  More excellent Ofsted feedback on LACES (Looked After Children’s Education Services) and preparation going well for […]

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Let's not dwell on the past

By on 23/11/2009 in Blog with 1 Comment

Colin Tucker, Birmingham’s head of Children’s Social Care, talks about his work improving the service. Reflected a lot on how we should approach inspections.  I recognise it is not all about Ofsted but when you are in special measures it does assume a significance and whilst there are risks, I hope we can maintain a […]

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