Revised direction issued to Worcestershire county council

Direction issued to Worcestershire county council due to poor performance in children's social care services.



This revised direction requires that the council continues to improve its children’s social care services.

It follows an Ofsted report that judged the overall effectiveness of those services to be inadequate.

An independent report by the Commissioner for Children’s Services in Worcestershire recommended that the council should work with the commissioner and Department for Education to develop an alternative way to provide children’s services.

This direction replaces the earlier statutory direction, issued to the council in March 2017.

Published 19 September 2017