Following accusations that Ofsted is "out of touch" and hindering improvement across children's services, critics across the sector are calling for major reforms to how the regulator inspects children's social care.
The next children's commissioner for England Anne Longfield must stand up to the government if she is to champion the rights of children and young people and allay concerns over the role's independence.
While the principles underpinning Ofsted's inspection framework for vulnerable children services are sound, Eileen Munro's review finds improvements are needed to minimise the burden it places on local authorities.
Senior managers at the first five children's services departments to have undergone the new Ofsted single inspection support the principles behind the framework, but think the process needs improving if it is to get their full backing.
Debbie Jones, Ofsted's new head of social care inspection, tells CYP Now she "understands" criticisms of the new inspection framework for vulnerable children, but says it is the right time to raise expectations of services.
Children's services leaders, social work bodies and local government organisations outline why they have grave reservations about Ofsted's draft inspection framework for services for vulnerable children.