Kirklees Council’s children’s services ‘need help’

Vulnerable children are being let down so badly in Kirklees another council should be brought in to help, a report to government has said.

In November, a separate Ofsted report found “serious and widespread failures” that left “some children not being protected” by Kirklees Council.

The council area includes Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Batley and Holmfirth in West Yorkshire.

Council leader David Sheard said the authority agreed with the report.

Read on… http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leeds-41266816

Read Ofsted report: https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/local_authority_reports/kirklees/052_Single%20inspection%20of%20LA%20children%27s%20services%20and%20review%20of%20the%20LSCB%20as%20pdf.pdf

Read the report: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/644856/Kirklees_Commissioner_s_Report.pdf

Lack of ‘leadership and management’ in Kirklees led to children’s services partnership with Leeds City Council

A lack of “leadership and management capability” at Kirklees Council led to a formal partnership with Leeds City Council to improve children’s social care, it has been revealed.

The Department for Education today published a report by Children’s Commissioner Eleanor Brazil, who was appointed last year to review children’s services in Kirklees following a damning Ofsted verdict in November that the local authority was “inadequate” in that area.

Read more at: http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/lack-of-leadership-and-management-in-kirklees-led-to-children-s-services-partnership-with-leeds-city-council-1-8754764

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