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Ofsted's proposed overhaul of the inspection of voluntary adoption agencies (VAAs) will give a misleading picture of their performance to potential adopters, a leading agency has warned.

Ofsted has abandoned its commitment to produce a standalone annual report on the state of children's social care services.

Serious concerns have been raised about the quality of support for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) in Bury, with inspectors warning that progress has been hampered because of complacent leadership.

A council where children's services were rated "inadequate" after inspectors found that children were being left in acute risk for too long has announced plans to establish a company to take over the running of provision.

High caseloads have been identified as one of a number of issues hindering progress at a troubled children's services department, Ofsted has said.

The Department for Education will appoint commissioners at four councils where children's services have been rated as "inadequate" by Ofsted, in order to decide how they will be run in the future, government documents reveal.

A council currently rated "inadequate" by Ofsted has appointed its sixth director of children's services (DCS) in the space of four years.

A council that has twice been rated as "inadequate" by inspectors over the last seven years is set to receive help from a council where services are rated as "requires improvement", it has emerged.

A council's children's services have been rated "good' following a trial of the new Ofsted inspection framework being introduced next year.

Ofsted inspectors have praised the "highly ambitious" leadership of children's services at the London Borough of Islington in ensuring its most vulnerable children are well supported.