Following the Ofsted Inspection of Safeguarding which took place between 19th and 23rd March, 2012 the new Ofsted paper has been published.
An inspection of safeguarding services is an inspection of services within a local area. It focuses on evaluating outcomes for children and young people and the impact that practice and all services have on improving outcomes, including through managing risk and minimising the incidence of child abuse and neglect. Ofsted Inspection Framework for Safeguarding and Looked After Children (PDF 228 KB).
In October 2010 Worcestershire received its first inspection of Safeguarding and Looked After Children (PDF 130 KB). As a result of this inspection Worcestershire received a Notice to Improve from the Department for Education. We are now receiving another inspection to review our improvement and progress. The inspection will focus on the themes contained within the Notice to Improve as well as evidence from other inspection activity, including the annual unannounced inspection of contact, referral and assessment arrangement for children which took place in Worcestershire on 15th and 16th June 2011. The Ofsted Unannounced Inspection report (PDF 49 KB).
A wide range of services provided by agencies and organisations in Worcestershire, most of whom are represented on the Worcestershire Children's Trust Board and Worcestershire Safeguarding Children Board will be involved in the inspection. Planning, preparation and onsite inspection will potentially affect all organisations working with children, young people and their families.
If you have a question about this inspection of safeguarding services, please contact:
Service Manager Performance and Business Systems