Direction issued to Sandwell metropolitan borough council due to poor performance in children's social care services.
Ofsted inspected Sandwell metropolitan borough council and issued 3 reports on:
- arrangements for safeguarding and looked-after children services
- arrangements for the protection of children and young people
- looked-after children services
Ofsted found the council to be ‘inadequate’ in each report.
In response the Secretary of State for Education issued a direction to Sandwell metropolitan borough council.
This direction has closed; a direction issued on 7 January 2016 replaces this direction.
Published: 22 July 2014
Updated: 8 January 2016
- This direction is now closed and is replaced by a new direction issued on 7 January 2016.
- First published.