Direction issued to Worcestershire county council, due to its inadequate performance in children's social care services.
This direction requires the council to:
- apply its improvement plan effectively
- cooperate with the Secretary of State and the Department for Education’s advisers
It follows an Ofsted report published on 24 January 2017 which found the council’s children’s social care services to be ‘inadequate’.
This direction has closed. A direction issued by DfE on 19 September 2017 replaces it.