Ofsted praises Coventry children's services with 'good' rating - The Coventry Observer

Ofsted praises Coventry children's services with 'good' rating

Coventry Editorial 16th Aug, 2022   0

COVENTRY City Council’s children’s services have been rated as “good” following its latest inspection.

The grading comes after an intensive three-week inspection involving nine inspectors and show a marked improvement since the last inspection five years ago when services were described as ‘requires improvement to be good’.

But the inspection found that the Council services supporting some of the most vulnerable in the city had “improved in all areas” with all areas rated as “good.”

The report says: “There is strong political commitment to children’s services across the whole council. Significant investment has been made to develop a multi-agency early help hubs that cover all wards.

“The voice of the child is important in Coventry and there is a strong participation offer that ensures that children’s voices are heard and listened to at all levels of the local authority.

“Most children enter care when they need to and live in appropriate and permanent placements that meet their needs. As a result, most children have improving experiences, progress and outcomes.”

Coun Pat Seaman, cabinet member for children and young people, said: “We are delighted with the report from Ofsted.

“It shows the incredible amount of hard work and care that has gone into improving Children’s Services in the city from our own incredibly dedicated staff through to the wide-ranging partners we work with.”

John Gregg, director of Children’s Services, said: “This rating has only been made possible with the support of our amazing young people, their families and their carers and through our work with partners.

“We have worked as One Coventry to improve outcomes for the children and young people of the city and will continue to do so.”

Visit www.reports.ofsted.gov.uk/provider/44/80456 to view the full report.


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