Minister lifts Improvement Notice on Medway Council Children’s Social Care


I was immensely pleased that my Cabinet Paper on the recent Ofsted Report on Children’s Social Care which can be viewed here, was endorsed by my Cabinet colleagues yesterday .

Medway is no longer inadequate and the icing on the cake was a letter from the Children’s Minister informing us that he had lifted the Improvement Notice that had been in force for the last few years.

We will not take our foot of the throttle and will continue to drive improvement to Good or Outstanding by our next visit.

My thanks and congratulations go to all of our Officers, staff,  young people and partners involved for stepping up to the plate and delivering an improving service to our young people.

Particular thanks to the Children in Care Council who have played a major part in our improvement.

Photograph above shows me with the Children’s Minister Edward Timpson when I met him at the Houses of Parliament yesterday.

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