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More young people will be encouraged to take part in the government's flagship National Citizen Service initiative as part of efforts to improve community integration in five areas where segregation is a problem.

Children's services in Rochdale have been rated as "requires improvement" following the first official inspection to be carried out under Ofsted's new inspection framework.

Inspectors have praised a council for the quality of support it offers care leavers and unaccompanied asylum-seeking children.

Ofsted chief inspector Amanda Spielman has made a renewed plea for greater powers to tackle unregistered schools, amid concerns children's safety is being put at risk.

Ofsted has praised a council for improvements in finding permanent homes for looked-after children through adoption, two years after rating its children's services as "inadequate".

The Department for Education has appointed the chief executive of Hampshire County Council to decide whether children's services at a local authority where provision was rated "inadequate" by Ofsted should remain in the hands of the council.

The man in charge of efforts to turn around children's services in Rotherham in the wake of the child sexual exploitation (CSE) scandal is to leave the local authority, it has been announced.

Ofsted highlights progress at two 'inadequate' councils

By Tristan Donovan |

22 February 2018

Ofsted has found signs of improvements at two inadequate-rated children's services departments following monitoring visits by its inspectors.

Inspectors have praised senior leaders at Leeds Council for creating an environment where social work is flourishing following the first two-day "focused" visits checking on the quality of children's services to be carried out under the new inspection framework.

Ofsted is to write to more than 100 head teachers across eight exclusion "hot spots", to raise concerns about the high number of pupils being removed from schools in their area.