Independent report

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

Report into children’s services in Reading by the Children’s Services Commissioner.



An independent report by Nick Whitfield, the Children’s Services Commissioner, which recommends that services are removed from the council’s control and an alternative delivery model is established.

This follows a report by Ofsted that judged the overall effectiveness of those services to be inadequate.

DfE issued a revised statutory direction to Reading in September 2017.

Published 12 September 2017