Direction issued to Medway council

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



This direction requires the council to take steps to improve its children’s social care services, including co-operating with the DfE-appointed Children’s Services Commissioner, Eleanor Brazil.

It follows a report by Ofsted that judged the overall effectiveness of the council’s children’s social care services to be inadequate.

Published 27 August 2019
Last updated 10 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. This direction has closed and a revised direction issued on 7 January 2020 replaces it.

  2. First published.