Direction issued to Buckinghamshire county council

A direction issued by DfE to Buckinghamshire county council due to its inadequate performance in children's social care services.



This direction confirms that an adviser will be appointed to oversee the council’s improvements.

It follows an Ofsted report, published on 8 August 2014, which found the council’s leadership, governance and children’s services to be ‘inadequate’. Adoption and care-leaver services were found to ‘require improvement’.

This direction has closed. A direction issued by DfE on 5 March 2018 replaces it.

Published 19 November 2014
Last updated 5 March 2018 + show all updates
  1. Replaced by revised direction on 5 March 2018.
  2. First published.