From ‘inadequate’ to ‘outstanding’: leaders bid farewell after taking authority from bottom to top

The architects of Cornwall children’s services’ journey from ‘inadequate’ to ‘outstanding’ have said the county’s social work model is robust and can continue to progress, as they prepare to leave…


Stoke to keep children’s services as report concludes alternative arrangements too disruptive

Children’s services in Stoke-on-Trent will remain under the council’s control after a government-appointed commissioner concluded that transferring them to an alternative delivery model, such as an independent trust, would be…