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Haringey praised for safeguarding leadership

By Janaki Mahadevan |

25 February 2011

Haringey has strengthened safeguarding services over the past 18 months, according to Ofsted inspectors.

Child protection workers at Lincolnshire County Council have been praised by Ofsted inspectors for their "proactive and imaginative" support for Traveller families and children with disabilities.

Children's homes face no-notice inspections from April

By Janaki Mahadevan |

16 February 2011

All children's homes are to undergo unannounced inspections from 1 April, under Ofsted's inspection framework launched today (16 February).

East Midlands Cafcass services win praise

By Neil Puffett |

10 February 2011

Cafcass services in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire have made strides in areas including leadership, reducing delays and safeguarding, inspectors have found.

Werrington YOI fails on mental health support

By Neil Puffett |

10 February 2011

Young offenders with mental health problems and learning needs are not getting the help they need, an independent inspection of a young offender institution (YOI) has found.

EYFS has improved childcare in England, Ofsted finds

By Janaki Mahadevan |

09 February 2011

Childcare in England has improved since the introduction of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), according to Ofsted's chief inspector.

Unannounced inspections introduced for Cafcass

By Lauren Higgs |

08 February 2011

Ofsted has introduced no-notice inspections for the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Service (Cafcass), the chief inspector of the watchdog has confirmed.

Baroness Sally Morgan appointed as chair of Ofsted

By Janaki Mahadevan |

08 February 2011

Baroness Sally Morgan has been appointed as the new chair of Ofsted, Education Secretary Michael Gove has announced.

Cash saved under plans to halt Ofsted evaluations of serious case reviews would be reinvested in extra support for failing children's services teams, the chief inspector of the watchdog has revealed.

Ofsted should be stripped of its responsibility to evaluate serious case reviews, Eileen Munro's interim report on child protection has recommended.