Ofsted has launched its annual report which covers the quality of care and education in England today. It found that:

  • 34% of local authorities (LAs) were judged good or outstanding at their most recent single inspection framework (SIF) inspection. 46% require improvement to be good, 20% were inadequate
  • More LAs are on a path to improvement in their provision of children’s social care – only 26% of LAs were judged as either good or outstanding in the last annual report
  • Two-thirds of inadequate authorities that have been re-inspected have improved their judgement, one directly from inadequate to good
  • Almost all of the inadequate LAs were judged inadequate in the key area of children who need help and protection
  • Ofsted inspected 2,731 of 2,900 social care providers. Over 2,000 of these are children’s homes
  • Some correlation was found between deprivation in the area and Ofsted judgements for LA’s overall effectiveness, less so for spend.

The speech by Ofsted’s Chief Inspector Amanda Spielman, and a link to the report are on the Gov.uk website.

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