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.

Published 12 September 2017