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 requires the council to apply its improvement plan effectively and to cooperate with the Secretary of State and the Department for Education’s (DfE) advisers.

It follows 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.

Published 6 November 2015