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Direction issued to Sunderland city council

Direction issued to Sunderland city council due to its inadequate performance in children's social care services.

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This direction requires the council to:

  • engage with Together for Children Sunderland and other partners to improve services
  • cooperate with the Secretary of State and DfE’s advisers and officials

It follows:

  • an Ofsted report, published on 20 July 2015, which judged the council’s children’s social care services to be inadequate
  • a subsequent process of improvement, including development of Together for Children Sunderland

The direction replaces an earlier statutory direction issued to the council on 20 July 2015.