This report presents the action plan setting out the steps that will be taken to address the formal recommendations in Ofsted’s inspection report into children services at Warwickshire. The inspection graded Warwickshire as ‘good’ in all areas.
Portfolio Holder – Councillor Jeff Morgan
Councillor Izzi Seccombe, Leader, introduced this report which followed the improved ‘Good’ Ofsted rating for Children’s Services, highlighting the areas of strength and the four recommendations with the associated action plan. Councillor Seccombe noted that outcome of the inspection provided opportunities for the authority to support other councils to improve which would benefit the service area on its journey to Outstanding, in terms of growth and self-learning together with learning about other approaches. She expressed her thanks to the dedicated staff in the service area and fully endorsed their success.
1. Notes the strengths and areas for improvement identified by the Ofsted inspection report; and
2. Endorses the Action Plan as attached at Appendix 1 to the report.