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Direction issued to Cumbria county council

A direction issued by DfE to Cumbria county council due to poor performance in children's social care services.

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This direction requires the council to take a number of steps to improve its children’s social care services. It follows publication on 13 May 2015 of a report by Ofsted, which judged the overall effectiveness of children’s services in Cumbria to be inadequate.

The direction also follows earlier improvement notices issued by the Department for Education (DfE) to the council in August 2012 and January 2014.