Majority of arguments placed by Ofsted reflected what was in the Jay/Casey reports, and with lashings of media based interpretations of the good the bad and the ugly (RB, the proverbial’s, And RMBC).
Let’s see what was recorded by them and see if it matches the Wrath of Local Government Committee.
Examples starting with Dr Sonia Sharp, as if they were brilliant before her.
● 2005: Dr Sonia Sharp era.
“Final judgements Please see your final annual performance assessment judgements attached at the end of this letter. Yours sincerely”
● Ofsted Joint area review
Report for children and young people Rotherham
Inspectors also found that:
○ Too many young people are getting pregnant but the numbers are falling
○ There is good support to young people who need advice on drugs, smoking and alcohol consumption.
○ Vulnerable children and young people are kept safe from abuse and exploitation and supported in cases of domestic violence. Most children who are in the care of the council are well supported.
○ A small number of children who are in the care of the council have too many changes of social worker.
Rotherham Youth Service Report Rotherham Children’s Services Authority Area
○ Part B: The youth service’s contribution to Every Child Matters outcomes
•4. The Young People’s Services make a good contribution to the outcomes identified in Every Child Matters. Curriculum planning at all levels is based on the five themes. A particular strength is the work on behalf of the authority in the Voice and Influence initiative that aims to involve young people fully in decision making. For example, some 5,500 children and young people took part in a visioning exercise that informed the priorities in the Children and Young People’s Services plan. The service works well in partnership with social services, the police and other agencies to support young women at risk of sexual exploitation to change their lives through the “Risky Business” project. “Youth Start” provides a well used, year round information, advice and counselling service in collaboration with health services. Young people have many opportunities for learning and personal development through local activities and an extensive international programme. Connexions personal advisers managed by the Young People’s Services help young people who are vulnerable or disadvantaged to cope with challenges and provide advice and guidance about their futures. “Youth Enterprise” supports young people well in starting their own businesses.
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● Ofsted 2006
Review of services for children and young people
Inspectorate Audit Commission Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI)
HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate
HM Inspectorate of Constabulary
HM Inspectorate of Court Administration
HM Inspectorate of Prisons
HM Inspectorate of Probation Ofsted
○The impact of local services
•42. Agencies respond well to families and children who are subject to domestic violence. The housing department gives priority to women and children fleeing violence, and Asian women have access to a service developed to meet their specific cultural needs. Good support is provided to children at risk of sexual exploitation, or who have been sexually exploited, through the Risky Business project. Young people have been successfully diverted away from prostitution and those interviewed reported specific improvements in their lives in terms of reduced vulnerability, more stability and hope for the future.
Published 10 October 2006
Reference no. 372
Children’s services rating 2009 Children’s services rating
Performs poorly (1)
“1 Performs poorly An organisation that does not meet minimum requirements”
●Suprised to see!
Most of which is found to be blank
“Safeguarding and looked after children inspections, including unannounced inspections and serious case reviews”
Ofsted had been ridiculously incompetent. The legal framework to hold nearly all youth service’s run by local authorities to account, we can understand that the local authorities could fail, a preposition to fail in this context would be they never came across such on an individual level.
I ask you where that leaves Ofsted in this whole situation. Ofsted they weren’t reading from the script they were writing at the time, there was reason enough to enquire further especially where the service is paid for by the local authority.
They include this in
●House of Commons Communities
and Local Government Committee
Child sexual exploitation in Rotherham:
Ofsted and further government issues
Ninth Report of Session 2014–15 Report, together with formal minutes relating to the report
Ordered by the House of Commons
to be printed 10 March 2015
(Ofsted could only answer with such contempt, probably what a policy change looks like. When you get shot from now on, you don’t shout Arrrhh….anymore, we are moving on evolving so it’s Baahhh….from now on. Why! Cos We’re holding the gun dum ass. Such a simple fix, I was thinking the answers laid here)
•34. We conclude that Ofsted’s rating of ‘adequate’ was ambiguous and open to misinterpretation. To Ofsted, it meant that improvement was required and we welcome Ofsted’s redefinition and clarification of the meaning of an authority assessed as falling into this category. To a person unfamiliar with Ofsted’s methods of operations—and this could include councillors carrying out the vital work of scrutinising their officers and services—the term could be represented or interpreted as meaning satisfactory. Rotherham appears to have gone a step further and interpreted it as indicating a ‘strong’ performance.
When we asked Ms Jones who would assess Ofsted’s performance and challenge it when it failed, she replied:
“If we fail, if we do not perform as robustly as we should do, we are an organisation that has no problem with looking to ourselves and identifying when things go wrong. Indeed, when things go wrong I hope that our systems are robust enough and our quality assurance systems are transparent enough to say, when we get it wrong, we get it wrong”.
•77. The Jay and Casey Reports reveal a deeply concerning failure to scrutinise children’s services in Rotherham. We recommend that local democratic control cannot be restored in Rotherham without an effective system of scrutiny in place.
•81. During this inquiry the responsibility and role of the police has hung like shadow over our work on child sexual exploitation in Rotherham. We asked Louise Casey about the position of the police. She said that South Yorkshire Police needed to look at the failure to the victims in Rotherham. She added that:
•Q458; Louise Casey:
“The interesting thing about Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council is they had no choice but to be inspected. They have to pay for their own inspection. Every member of staff that we asked to see had to see us or else we would infer something negative from that. We could look at any document that we wanted to look at. We left no stone unturned”….
Wouldn’t you agree, that Ofsted should be in a position to improve services and by all accounts be innovative in this field.
Who was on the Rotherham Sexual Exploitation Forum?
What the hell is CSE!
Our beloved councils response, echoes Ofsted’s whitewash!
An understanding forwarded to Clive Betts, I wonder who he is, the Wrath of a sponge in a bucket of water.
THEN WHAT THE HELL IS THIS!
Sexual Offences Act 2003
Incompetence on another worldly level.
Can’t see the woods for the trees.
You never listened to the victims! Or Applied the Law.
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