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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.

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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.