Direction issued to Buckinghamshire county council

A revised statutory direction issued to Buckinghamshire county council due to poor performance in children's social care services.



This revised direction requires the council to continue to take steps to improve its children’s social care services, including co-operating with the Department for Education (DFE)’s appointed advisers, Hampshire county council.

This follows an independent report by the Commissioner for Children’s Services in Buckinghamshire, which recommended in June 2018 that the council retain operational control of its children’s services.

DfE appointed the commissioner following a report by Ofsted in January 2018 that judged the overall effectiveness of Buckinghamshire’s services to be inadequate.

This direction replaces the earlier statutory direction issued to the council in March 2018.

Published 12 July 2018