Cllr Colin Hay, Lib Dem spokesperson for Children and Families, responds to the the latest Ofsted assessment into Gloucestershire County Council's "inadequate" Children's Services.
“We recognise that improving the standard of Gloucestershire’s Children’s Services was always going to be a long-term project. However, two years after the inadequate assessment, this report remains disappointing, with numerous long-known failings still going unresolved.
“The very high turnover of staff, going in the wrong direction, means too many children are seeing frequent changes of social worker. Too many young people are still seeing delays in being initially seen, with continuing delays in the identification, and response to, escalating risk.
“While there are some significant improvements on the ground, the Conservative administration must work harder to mitigate against these most significant failings, which continue to affect our county’s most vulnerable children.”
Full letter available here: https://files.api.ofsted.gov.uk/v1/file/50054390