Direction issued to Somerset county council

A direction issued by DfE to Somerset county council due to its inadequate performance in children's social care services.



This direction required the council to apply its improvement plan effectively and to co-operate with the Secretary of State and the Department for Education’s (DfE) advisers.

It followed an Ofsted report, published on 27 March 2015, which found the council’s children’s social care services to be ‘inadequate’ for a second time.

This direction closed on 29 January 2018.

Published 6 November 2015
Last updated 29 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. This direction closed on 29 January 2018.
  2. First published.