Direction issued to Tower Hamlets council

Direction issued to the London borough of Tower Hamlets due to its inadequate performance in children's social care services.



This direction requires the council to:

  • comply with the instructions of the Secretary of State in relation to the improvement of its children’s social care services
  • cooperate with the Secretary of State’s intervention advisers.

It also requires the independent chair of the council’s improvement board to report to the Secretary of State, on a quarterly basis, on progress with the implementation and impact of the council’s improvement plan.

It follows a report by Ofsted that judged the overall effectiveness of the council’s children’s social care services to be ‘inadequate’.

This direction was lifted on 22 July 2019 following a re-inspection by Ofsted that judged the council’s children’s social care services to be ‘good’.

Published 12 September 2017
Last updated 22 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. Added a sentence about the direction now being lifted and a link to Ofsted. Added page to closed collection.
  2. First published.