DfE direction issued to Reading borough council due to inadequate performance in children's social care services.
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This direction requires the council to co-operate with a commissioner appointed by the Secretary of State.
It follows publication on 5 August 2016 of a report by Ofsted which judged the overall effectiveness of Reading’s children’s social care services as inadequate.
This direction has closed. A direction issued by DfE on 12 September 2017 replaces it.
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