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STATEMENT ON SURREY OFSTED INSPECTION

May 22, 2018 7:21 PM
Originally published by Surrey County Council Lib Dems

County HallResponding to the publication of today's Ofsted inspection of Surrey County Council, Cllr Chris Botten, Leader of the Liberal Democrats, said:

"The publication today of the Ofsted report into Surrey's Children's services makes difficult reading, and tells of a slow, almost dilatory approach to improvement since the last Ofsted inspection. I agree that the right leadership and governance arrangements are now in place to make rapid progress, but am concerned about the lost years for the children in our care. Surrey County Council has been far too slow to recognise the urgent need for modernisation and improvement. The new appointment of an Executive Director for Children, Families & Learning gives me confidence going forward, but nothing can repair the years when children received poor support and were at risk. Each and every recommendation in the report must be implemented and I will do my best to ensure, through my membership of the Children's Select Committee, that they are".

NOTES

- A link to the Ofsted report can be found here:

https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/local_authority_reports/surrey/070_%20Surrey_Single%20inspection%20of%20LA%20children%27s%20services.pdf