Independent report

Sandwell children’s services: report to the Secretary of State

Report into children’s services in Sandwell by Eleanor Brazil, the former Children’s Services Commissioner in Sandwell.



An independent report by Eleanor Brazil, former Commissioner for Children’s Services in Sandwell, to the Secretary of State for Education.

This report follows an Ofsted report published on 5 June 2015, which judged the overall effectiveness of Sandwell’s children’s social care services as inadequate.

DfE issued a statutory direction to Sandwell metropolitan borough council on 6 October 2016.

Published 6 October 2016