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Direction issued to Sandwell metropolitan borough council

Direction issued to Sandwell metropolitan borough council due to poor performance in children's social care services.

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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
Last updated 8 January 2016 + show all updates
  1. This direction is now closed and is replaced by a new direction issued on 7 January 2016.
  2. First published.