Revised direction issued to Kirklees council

A revised statutory direction issued to Kirklees council due to poor performance in children's social care services.



This revised direction requires the council to continue to take steps to improve its children’s social care services. This includes working with the DfE-appointed Children’s Services Commissioner to establish a strategic partnership with Leeds City Council.

An independent report by the Commissioner for Children’s Services in Kirklees recommended that both Councils develop a long term formal partnership agreement to drive improvement across children’s social care.

DfE appointed the Commissioner following a report by Ofsted that judged the overall effectiveness of Kirklees’ services to be inadequate.

This direction replaces the earlier statutory direction issued to the council in November 2016.

This direction was closed on 13 January 2020.

Published 25 January 2018
Last updated 13 January 2020 + show all updates
  1. This direction was closed on 13 January 2020.

  2. Updated to amend monitoring visit date.

  3. Updated to correct monitoring visit date in October 2017.

  4. First published.