Ofsted: County child services ‘excellent’

Children’s Services in Lincolnshire gained the “excellent” rating by Ofsted in the year’s Annual Performance Assessment.

The rating also follows another recent inspection by Ofsted regarding care safeguarding arrangements, in which Children’s Services received “outstanding”.

The “excellent” rating comes from services, settings and institutions, as well as post-16 provision and most secondary schools.

Primary school education is reported to be growing well, while nurseries, special schools, pupil referral units and childcare provision are good.

Exam performance levels are either in line with or better than national averages and 16-year-olds in Lincolnshire are doing better than peers in other counties.

Residential provision for special needs children and local adoption and fostering agencies also gained good marks in the report.

Executive Councillor for Children’s Services Patricia Bradwell said: “This Ofsted report is another testament to the quality of services for children and their families as we are committed to improving opportunities and achievements for young people, giving them the best possible start in life.

“I am delighted Ofsted recognised the good work in Lincolnshire. We are working well with all our partners to bring effective integrated children’s services for all.”

Source: Lincolnshire County Council | Photo: Jeff Meyer