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.



The Department for Education (DfE) issued this statutory direction following 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 required the council to take a number of steps to improve its children’s social care services.

The direction was lifted on 29 January 2018.

Published 9 November 2015
Last updated 29 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Changed to reflect the lifting of the direction on 29 January 2018.
  2. First published.