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Direction issued to Northamptonshire county council

Direction issued to Northamptonshire county council due to poor performance in children's social care services.

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Ofsted inspected Northamptonshire county council’s:

  • arrangements for the protection of children and published a report on 20 March 2013
  • adoption service and published a report on 2 May 2013
  • looked-after children’s services and published a report on 23 August 2013

With the resulting reports Ofsted found the council to be ‘inadequate’ overall.

In response, ministers issued a statutory direction on 2 October 2013. The statutory direction was valid for 2 years and expired in October 2015.

Northamptonshire county council left intervention in May 2016, following a judgement of ‘requires improvement’ under Ofsted’s Single Inspection Framework (April 2016).

Published 24 June 2014
Last updated 18 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. This statutory direction expired in October 2015. Northamptonshire county council left intervention in May 2016.
  2. First published.