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Ofsted Inspection - Report March 2017

Following a 4 week visit to Wolverhampton, Ofsted Inspectors found the Council's Children's Services to be 'Good' and that Wovlerhampton Safeguarding Children Board 'Requires Improvement to be Good'. Read more ....

CLICK HERE for a copy of the full Inspection report of Children's Services and the Effectiveness of the Local Safeguarding Children Board.

For some of the highlights of the inspection of Children's Services see http://www.wolverhampton.gov.uk/article/10695/Childrens-Services-in-Wolverhampton-Good-says-Ofsted.

Whilst the overall grade for Wolverhampton Safeguarding Children Board was ' Requires Improvement to be Good', the Inspectors identified many 'Good' features including:

  • The board is well chaired and well led
  • Governance arrangements are robust
  • As well as strengthening the engagement of schools and health partners, the chair has successfully promoted a more joined-up approach across children and adult services.
  • Partner agencies are well represented on the board at a suitably senior level.
  • Attendance at board meetings is good and a well-developed sub-group structure ensures that the board is able to deliver on its work programme, especially now that additional funding has been provided to increase the board’s capacity to get things done.
  • The board’s website, which is attractive and easy to navigate, provides a wealth of useful information
  • The serious case review sub-group and the child death overview panel are well developed and effective.
  • Learning from serious case and child death reviews are systematically shared with professionals and partner agencies.
  • Robust strategic and operational arrangements are in place to safeguard and protect children and young people who go missing and/or are at risk of sexual exploitation.
  • Links with local faith groups have been strengthened.
  • Through the activities of the ‘B-safe’ group, children and young people are able to shape and influence the work and thinking of the board. 




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