Issue details

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


This report will detail the outcome of the recent Ofsted Inspection of Local Authority Children's Services (ILACS) at Medway. The report will also be considered by the Children and Young People Overview and Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on 5 October 2023.


Access to Information

The report together with any other documents being considered (unless they contain exempt information) will be available for inspection 5 clear days before the decision is taken by the Cabinet. Copies are available on the Council's website or requested from Democratic Services Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email If you wish to submit information to the Cabinet about the item please also contact Democratic Services.  


It is noted that the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements)(Meetings and Access to Information)(England) Regulations 2012 requires 28 clear days’ notice of the intention to make a key decision.


On this occasion it has not been possible to provide this 28 clear days’ notice and therefore Section 10 (General Exception) of the above regulations have been complied with. It was not possible to include this report on the Forward Plan with 28 days’ notice because Ofsted did not publish its letter detailing the outcome of the inspection until Monday 11 September 2023.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/09/2023

Decision due: 26 Sep 2023 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Adam Price, Portfolio Holder for Children's Services (including statutory responsibility)

Lead director: Lee-Anne Farach

Contact: Donna Marriott, Assistant Director, Children's Social Care Email: Tel: 01634 331205.

Relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee:: Children and Young People

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