Independent report

Kirklees children's services: report to the Secretary of State

An independent report from Eleanor Brazil OBE, Children’s Services Commissioner in Kirklees.



This report sets out the findings of the Commissioner’s 3-month review and makes recommendations for the improvement of Kirklees’ children’s social care services.

The report follows an Ofsted report published in November 2016 which judged the overall effectiveness of Kirklees’ children’s social care services as inadequate.

DfE issued a statutory direction to Kirklees on 25 November 2016.

Published 14 September 2017