Friday, 15 March 2013

Some good news on Children's Services

The findings of an Ofsted inspection into how Cornwall Council protects vulnerable children and young people in Cornwall have highlighted significant improvements in the authority’s social work and early help services since 2011.

The press statement from Cornwall Council states that: “The report from Ofsted inspectors commends the significant progress which has been made in tackling the issues identified in previous inspections and concludes that the effectiveness of the help and protection provided for the most vulnerable children and young people is now judged as “adequate.”

This progress is to be welcomed and the hard work of the Council’s staff is to be commended.

It is just an awful shame that, on the same day as this announcement, Cornwall Council was contemplating the impact of the budget amendment which was voted through by the Liberal Democrats and Conservatives – which will take over £900,000 out of the budget for Children, Schools and Families.

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