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Ofsted Inspection of Local Authority Children's Services (ILACS)

Meeting: 26/09/2023 - Cabinet (Item 5)

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This report provided a summary of the findings of the Ofsted Inspection of Local Authority Children’s Services (ILACS), which had taken place in July 2023. The results of the inspection had been published on 11 September 2023.

The report advised that the re-inspection had followed a previous ILACS in July 2019, when the service had been found to be inadequate. Since that time, the service had worked to improve under a Statutory Direction from the Department for Education (DFE), requiring oversight of progress from an independently chaired Improvement Board. Ofsted had continued to monitor progress through quarterly Monitoring Visits.

The re-inspection had acknowledged progress made and graded the service as Good overall. Following publication of the findings, the Government Minister had indicated that the Statutory Direction would be rescinded, but the service would continue to be inspected by Ofsted as part of their regular programme of inspection.








The Cabinet noted the report.




To formally notify the Cabinet of the outcome of the inspection.