Collection

Improvement notices and directions

Improvement notices and directions about children's services issued to councils by the Department for Education.

These notices and directions are issued to councils due to ‘poor’ or ‘inadequate’ performance.

Open notices

The following notices are currently open.

  1. Improvement notice issued to Gloucestershire county council

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  2. Improvement notice issued to Tameside borough council

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  3. Improvement notice issued to Wirral council

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  4. Improvement notice issued to Wandsworth London borough council

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  5. Improvement notice issued to Lancashire county council

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  6. Improvement notice issued to Surrey county council

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  7. Improvement notice issued to Leicester city council

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  8. Improvement notice issued to Lambeth London borough council

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  9. Improvement notice issued to Darlington borough council

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  10. Improvement notice issued to Manchester city council

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  11. Improvement notice issued to South Gloucestershire council

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Closed notices

The following notices have been closed.

  1. Improvement notice issued to West Berkshire council

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  2. Improvement notice issued to Devon county council

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  3. Improvement notice issued to Cheshire East council

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  4. Improvement notice issued to Cumbria county council

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  5. Improvement notice issued to Royal borough of Kingston upon Thames

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  6. Improvement notice issued to Rochdale council

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  7. Improvement notice issued to Herefordshire council

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  8. Improvement notice issued to Bexley council

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  9. Improvement notice issued to Barnsley council

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  10. Improvement notice issued to Knowsley council

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  11. Improvement notice issued to Sefton Metropolitan Borough Council

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  12. Improvement notice issued to Cambridgeshire County Council

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  13. Improvement notice issued to Rochdale Borough Council

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  14. Improvement notice issued to London Borough of Bexley

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  15. Improvement notice issued to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council

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  16. Improvement notice issued to Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council

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  17. Improvement notice issued to Coventry city council

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  18. Improvement notice issued to Medway Council

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  19. Improvement notice issued to Somerset County Council

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  20. Improvement notice issued to West Sussex County Council: closed on 14 May 2013

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  21. Improvement notice issued to Salford City Council

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  22. Improvement notice issued to Waltham Forest Borough Council

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  23. Improvement notice issued to Blackpool Borough Council

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  24. Improvement notice issued to London Borough of Sutton

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  25. Improvement notice issued to Wiltshire Council

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  26. Improvement notice issued to Cumbria County Council

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  27. Improvement notice issued to Calderdale metropolitan borough council

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  28. Improvement notice issued to Birmingham City Council

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  29. Improvement notice issued to Slough Borough Council

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  30. Improvement notice issued to Gloucestershire County Council

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  31. Improvement notice issued to Cheshire West and Chester Council

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  32. Improvement notice issued to Kent County Council

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  33. Improvement notice issued to Torbay Council

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  34. Improvement notice issued to Worcestershire County Council

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Open directions

  1. Revised direction issued to Worcestershire county council

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  2. Revised direction issued to Reading borough council

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  3. Direction issued to Barnet council

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  4. Direction issued to Bromley borough council

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  5. Direction issued to Tower Hamlets council

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  6. Direction issued to London borough of Croydon council

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  7. Direction issued to Sunderland city council

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  8. Direction issued to Birmingham city council

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  9. Direction issued to Kirklees council

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  10. Direction issued to Sandwell metropolitan borough council

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  11. Direction issued to Slough borough council

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  12. Direction issued to Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council

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  13. Direction issued to Norfolk County Council

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  14. Direction issued to Doncaster borough council

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  15. Direction issued to Torbay council

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  16. Direction issued to Cumbria county council

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  17. Direction issued to Somerset county council

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  18. Directions issued to Rotherham metropolitan borough council

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  19. Direction issued to Buckinghamshire county council

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  20. Slough council children's services: direction to improve

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  21. Direction issued to Northamptonshire County Council

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  22. Direction issued to Isle of Wight council

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Closed directions

  1. Direction issued to Worcestershire county council

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  2. Direction issued to Bromley borough council

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  3. Direction issued to Bromley borough council

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  4. Direction to Bromley borough council

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  5. Direction issued to Reading borough council

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  6. Direction issued to Slough borough council

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  7. Direction issued to Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council (closed)

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  8. Direction issued to Norfolk County Council (closed)

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  9. Direction issued to Calderdale Council

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  10. Direction issued to Sandwell metropolitan council

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  11. Direction issued to Sandwell metropolitan borough council

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  12. Direction issued to Norfolk county council

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  13. Direction issued to Birmingham city council

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  14. Direction issued to Birmingham city council

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  15. Direction issued to Sunderland city council

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  16. Rotherham council children’s services: direction to improve

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  17. Direction issued to Birmingham city council

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  18. Direction issued to Doncaster metropolitan borough council

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  19. Doncaster children's care: direction for improvement: August 2013

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  20. Doncaster children's care: direction for improvement - March 2013

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