Revised direction issued to Worcestershire county council

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



This revised direction requires the council to work with the Commissioner towards the establishment of a wholly-owned council company for the delivery of children’s social care services in Worcestershire.

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 develop an alternative model of delivery for children’s services.

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

Published 25 May 2018