Ofsted Inspection for the Protection of Children
The information on this page is aimed at
professionals, partners and practitioners employed by organisations
within the Worcestershire Children's Trust and Worcestershire
Safeguarding Children Board (WSCB)
We want every child and young person in
Worcestershire to be safe through the excellent commissioning of
safeguarding services and to reduce the number of children in care.
By achieving this we will always be 'Inspection Ready'. What this
site aims to do is facilitate the Inspection process by acting as a
reference site for those who will work closely with Ofsted
Inspectors, when they visit Worcestershire.
This page outlines the new Ofsted framework for the inspection
of local authority arrangements to protect children, including the
effectiveness of early identification and help for children, young
people, their families and carers. This framework was published in
January 2012 and updated again in April 2012.
The new inspection framework will focus on the effectiveness of
the local authority’s child protection services, and the local
authority’s leadership of strategic partners in their shared work
to help and protect children and young people who are suffering, or
likely to suffer, harm from abuse or neglect.
This Ofsted Inspection Framework can be found at the
bottom of this page or on
The Ofsted inspection of Safeguarding in March 2012 judged
safeguarding services to be adequate. The Inspection report
can be found at the bottom
of this page.
Under the new Ofsted framework Worcestershire Children's
Services is likely to be inspected at some stage in the coming 12
to 18 months. When the inspection takes place it will be
influenced by evidence from other inspection activity, including
the annual unannounced inspection of contact, referral and
assessment arrangements for children.
If you have a question about the three
yearly inspection of safeguarding and looked after children
services, please contact:
Strategic Manager, Performance and Partnerships
Operational Manager, Performance Development Team
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This page was last reviewed 8 August 2013 at 12:30.
The page is next due for review 4 February 2015.