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.