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.

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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.