Ofsted Inspection - Good with outstanding features
Following our recent Ofsted inspection, we have now been officially rated as Good with Outstanding features for our services which protect children, including children looked after.
Most importantly, Ofsted's report showed that children and young people in Lancashire 'are safe and feel safe' which is what everyone who works for and with our directorate and throughout the county council work so hard to achieve every day.
The Joint Area Review in 2008 judged the county council as Adequate for Safeguarding and Inadequate for Looked After Children, so we have come a long way in our improvement journey since then.
We also ensure excellent engagement and participation opportunities for young people and are working well with our partners through our Children and Young People's Trust arrangements, .
The 43-page report that has now been published examines services which have a responsibility for keeping children safe, and how looked-after children are cared for and supported to get the most out of life, including when they leave care.
You can read the full report on the Ofsted website: http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/local-authorities/lancashire under Safeguarding and Looked After Children Inspection
A letter from Helen Denton, Executive Director for Children and Young People, is available to download below.