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A council currently rated "inadequate" by Ofsted has announced it will launch a project with children's charity Barnardo's, just months after a joint bid for £7m of Department for Education innovation funding was turned down.

A council has been rated "inadequate" by Ofsted after inspectors found "serious and widespread failures" across children's services and questioned the integrity of its leadership team.

Two councils have been told their children's services departments are no longer "inadequate" following inspections by Ofsted.

A re-inspection of children's services at a council rated "inadequate" in 2014 has found significant improvements, with provision upgraded to "requires improvement".

A charity is calling on the next government to take action to avert a "mental health crisis" among young people.

Last year's president of the Association of Directors of Children's Services (ADCS) has been replaced as director for children's services in Essex.

Ofsted praises domestic abuse response in Bradford

By Neil Puffett |

21 April 2017

Social care, justice and health professionals across Bradford have been praised by inspectors for their efforts in responding to child protection issues in domestic abuse situations.

A council has agreed to pay £750,000 to become the third member of a social enterprise established to run children's services in two London boroughs.

A council has been rated "inadequate" by Ofsted after inspectors found that children had been left in abusive situations for too long, with failures in leadership being blamed for the quality of services.

Ofsted finds 'solid progress' at inadequate council

By Neil Puffett |

06 April 2017

A council where children's services were rated "inadequate" by Ofsted last year is making steady progress in improving the quality of services, Ofsted has said.