Children's care and support Ofsted improvement plan

Information about the Ofsted improvement plan for children's care and support

On 1 April 2019, Ofsted published their report on our services for children’s services and rated our services as requires improvement.  In response to the Ofsted report and inspection findings, Local Authorities are required to publish an improvement plan. Our Improvement Plan for Children’s Care and Support Services has been developed in response to the Ofsted report findings, covering the 6 specific recommendations set out below, but also addressing all areas for improvement highlighted in our letter from OFSTED.  

This high-level plan sets out the key actions we will take over the next 18 months to address those recommendations and areas for improvement and to ensure outcomes improve for vulnerable children, young people and families in Barking and Dagenham. Ultimately, we aim to deliver consistently good services for children, young people and their families and our ambition is be good by the time of our next inspection.   

Improvement Board

Our Children’s Improvement Board, chaired by the DCS and multi-agency in its composition, will oversee the delivery of our plans.

Please see the children's care and support improvement plan (PDF, 250KB)