Alternative Provision, Illegal Schools, Tracking Children Out Of School

On November 8th 2016 the BBC reported  that Sir Michael Wilshaw – soon to leave his post as head of Ofsted – had concerns about “illegal schools”  catering for vulnerable excluded children, using poorly qualified staff. The Guardian link is here.

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Intervention Level In Authorities Rated Inadequate by Ofsted

This blog post analyses what is currently happening with  LAs rated inadequate by Ofsted.

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Government amendments to opt out clause for social work October 2016

This blog post sets out the amendments proposed by the Minister Lord Nash to the Children and Social Work Bill in early November 2016. The amendments dealt with not-for-profit companies, reference to welfare of children, and setting up an expert panel. Continue reading

Checklist LAs Ofsted inadequate + relevant links

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Powers to test different ways of working children’s social care

Controversial ‘powers to innovate’ for children’s social care are contained in the Children and Social Work Bill.

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