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Report into Children’s Services in Wakefield following inspection : report for the Secretary of State for Education

Report into Children’s Services in Wakefield following inspection : report for the Secretary of State for Education

thresholds and the requirements of national guidance. This focus is again both right and totally understandable given the stage of improvement work they are at. It does however need to be supplemented with a greater focus not just on compliance and when staff are required to do things, but also on quality and what they actually do when they visit. Work is needed to enhance the tools and skills consistently available within the workforce to address the challenges families are experiencing. Without such a parallel focus the LA runs the risk of being compliant but of not affecting change in the lives of children and young people. They also run the risk of simply escalating, in an ever-timelier way, increasing numbers of cases through and into the child protection and care system. This is not good for children and families and would see newly prioritised funding evaporate in additional placement costs. The implementation of a rich practice and support model delivered through a partnership workforce with enhanced capacity, training and management support is a priority. When reflecting in this section of the report on particular work streams and strategies it is telling not only about the volume of work underway but also the complexity of that improvement work. Given this, it feels important that the LA accesses all forms of support and evidence to inform the development of Wakefield practice. I would therefore strongly recommend that the LA forms an active collaboration with a research partner(s). It is helpful that the LA has renewed its membership of Research in Practice. The Director of that well-respected national organisation is keen to ensure the full benefits of that membership are utilised. They can for example on receipt of the improvement plan, map available research evidence against each of the planned areas of activity. In addition, the LA may want to explore further enhancement of their work within the local Teaching Partnership.
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SEND: The schools and colleges experience: A report to the secretary of state for education by Lee Scott: November 2016

SEND: The schools and colleges experience: A report to the secretary of state for education by Lee Scott: November 2016

It’s clear that limits to funding is being used – by local authorities, health organisations, schools and colleges - as a reason not to provide the level of support that some families are asking for. I heard from many parents and young people that, for example, speech and language therapy was hard to come by. And I heard from schools and colleges that they have to make cutbacks in a range of therapies due to reductions in budgets. Clearly, funding levels are critical to ensuring that good services are available, and it’s a common claim – which extends beyond SEND - that resources are tight. Three points in particular were raised with me:
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Report into children’s services in the London Borough of Bromley: Report for the Secretary of State for Education by Frankie Sulke, Commissioner for Children’s Services in the London Borough of Bromley

Report into children’s services in the London Borough of Bromley: Report for the Secretary of State for Education by Frankie Sulke, Commissioner for Children’s Services in the London Borough of Bromley

4.20 In investigating why some concerns about services were not raised as they might have been in other Local Authorities, including in relation to the high caseloads, I was often told by staff that ‘no more resource would have been made available’. At senior levels across the Council, this view was disputed. It is clear that, where business cases with strong rationales and benchmarking are made in Bromley, members have agreed to allocate more resource to meet need. I saw a good example of this in the development of the Council’s homelessness strategy. In addition, while savings were being made in adults’ services, it was clear that these were being closely monitored and that, if the DASS considered that the savings were not able to be delivered without undue risk, resource would be put back into the service.
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Citizenship for 16-19 year olds in education and training : report of the Advisory Group to the Secretary of State for Education and Employment

Citizenship for 16-19 year olds in education and training : report of the Advisory Group to the Secretary of State for Education and Employment

4.1 Preparation for, and participation in, Citizenship must form an important part of the development of all young adults. Young people need not only training for jobs, but training and education for life and the challenges which it brings. As has been recognised in the proposals under Curriculum 2000, too many people, on reaching the school-leaving age, have embarked upon too narrow a programme of learning, whether it be confined to a limited programme of GCE A level subjects or a narrow programme of NVQ training. Whether in school, college or the workplace, young adults should have opportunities to learn about their rights and responsibilities, to understand how society works, and to enhance the skills they need in order to be active citizens. Those opportunities should be an integral part of all education and training programmes for 16–19 year olds. Young adults will only be able to realise their full potential as active and effective members of society at large, and of all kinds of public and voluntary bodies, if those responsible for their education, training, employment and other forms of development provide the necessary models and learning environments for active and participative Citizenship.
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Report into Children’s Services in Blackpool following inspection : report for the Secretary of State for
Education by Helen Lincoln and Essex County Council, Commissioner for Children’s Services in Blackpool. July 2019

Report into Children’s Services in Blackpool following inspection : report for the Secretary of State for Education by Helen Lincoln and Essex County Council, Commissioner for Children’s Services in Blackpool. July 2019

2.4 The LA was already on an improvement journey for its children’s services prior to Ofsted inspection and it has responded robustly and at considerable pace to the challenges posed by the inspection. New Head of Service appointments have been made and recently a strategic head of service for social work and targeted intervention post has been created and filled, bringing much needed social care leadership capacity to the service. Significant additional financial resources of some £5M have been found in the wake of Inspection. The LA is committed to Children’s Services having the resources it requires to meet children’s needs. Additional resources have been used to increase frontline social work and manager capacity. Social work salaries in Blackpool compare well with the North-West and recruitment appears to be effective, with good links to the two local university social work courses.
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Report into children’s services in Sandwell following inspection : report for the Secretary of State for Education by Eleanor Brazil, commissioner for Children’s Services in Sandwell: April 2016

Report into children’s services in Sandwell following inspection : report for the Secretary of State for Education by Eleanor Brazil, commissioner for Children’s Services in Sandwell: April 2016

b) Since January 2016, weekly early help COGs being held in the six towns. These are multi-agency, led by the COG manager, and in recent weeks now attended by a care management team manager covering the same town. I attended two meetings in different towns and whilst they felt that they were still developing their way of working, they were effective forums for professional sharing of concern about individual children and families and productive discussion on whether early help could continue to hold the case or it needed to be transferred to social care; c) Aspirant team manager programme, a development programme with monthly
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Ministerial Supply Model Taskforce : Report to the Cabinet Secretary for Education. February 2017

Ministerial Supply Model Taskforce : Report to the Cabinet Secretary for Education. February 2017

56. The evidence provided by the EWC suggests that around 30% of teachers operating as supply teachers are NQTs or teachers in the early stages of their career (between 0 – 5 years). All NQTs must complete an induction period of three school terms or 380 school sessions. The revised Induction regulations now state that all periods of employment of one school session (one school session is defined as one full morning or one full afternoon of employment as a qualified teacher in a school) or more must count towards a NQT’s induction period. Those not employed on a full-time basis can accrue sessions until the required number (380) has been reached.
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Commissioner’s Report to the Minister following discussions and work in Reading Borough Council to identify a sustainable way of improving services for children following their last inspection. September 2017

Commissioner’s Report to the Minister following discussions and work in Reading Borough Council to identify a sustainable way of improving services for children following their last inspection. September 2017

This recommendation has the support of the Council, who have requested in writing that they create a Council-owned company (through the Teckal exemption to EU procurement legislation) to deliver the full scope of children’s services. For the sake of clarity, this would include their children’s social care, early help and education services. In order to do this they would require support designed to help them with the transformation. I have been clear with the Council that any financial support would be in the nature of a one off grant to help with moving to a new format rather than ongoing revenue funding. They would also explore links with other local authorities to ensure that governance is strong and robust. I would support their proposal and look forward to discussing it with you.
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STATE OF NEBRASKA Secretary of State s Office Business Services & Licensing Divisions OFFICIAL NOTARY PUBLIC HANDBOOK

STATE OF NEBRASKA Secretary of State s Office Business Services & Licensing Divisions OFFICIAL NOTARY PUBLIC HANDBOOK

29) If the Secretary of State holds a hearing based on allegations of malfeasance in office by a Notary Public and finds that the Notary Public is guilty, the Secretary of State may temporarily suspend or permanently revoke the Notary’s Commission. A Notary whose commission is temporarily revoked or permanently suspended must cease notarizing and return their Seal and Commission Certificate to the Secretary of State’s office. After the period of temporary revocation has been fulfilled, if the person wants to again be commissioned as a Notary Public, they must begin the commission application process again, which includes successfully taking and passing the written examination, properly completing an application, obtaining a new $15,000.00 surety bond, and paying the $30.00 commission application fee. (See Neb. Rev. Statute §64-113).
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Children and Young People s Mental Health Services Workforce Report for Local Authorities

Children and Young People s Mental Health Services Workforce Report for Local Authorities

• This bespoke report outlines the Local Authority findings from a national stocktake of the Children and Young People’s mental health (CYP MH) workforce across England. The project was commissioned by Health Education England (HEE) and undertaken by the NHS Benchmarking Network (NHSBN). The project builds on a previous study undertaken by the NHSBN for HEE in 2016.

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Inspection report: Lewisham College

Inspection report: Lewisham College

Leadership and management are good at all levels of the organisation. Overall, the curriculum is well led and well managed. Governors have established a clear mission and strategic direction. They are knowledgeable about the college and its performance. The extensive range of quality assurance activities focuses closely on performance and helps governors and managers to assess overall achievement. However, there is too great a variation in the quality of teaching and learning across the college. Students' pass and retention rates are poor on some courses. Central data on pass and retention rates are often unreliable. The judgements in the college’s self-assessment report sometimes overestimate the quality of the college’s work, but also identify many strengths and weaknesses with which inspectors agreed. Equality of opportunity and respect for individuals are at the heart of the college’s approach to its work. Resources to support teaching and learning are used efficiently and effectively.
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Inspection report: The Oldham College

Inspection report: The Oldham College

28. Oldham’s training and education providers have developed a common timetable which enables Key Stage 4 pupils to select a programme drawn from more than one provider, to suit individual interest and need. As part of this programme, the college provides courses for over 400 Key Stage 4 pupils drawn from all 15 local secondary schools. Pupils choose from three pathways; applied vocational GCSEs, a pre-apprenticeship programme, and a foundation programme aimed at re-engaging disaffected pupils. A high proportion of the teaching observed was good and none was unsatisfactory. A good variety of activity is used and the students are appropriately engaged in the learning and enjoy the experience. In one level 2 lesson, the students, who have a history of low achievement, were working below the required level. Attendance, behaviour and progress are closely monitored. Partly as a result of this and other programmes such as the summer taster for over 2,000 pupils, progression rates into FE or training are improving.
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Building Inspection Report

Building Inspection Report

 Monitor: Depending on the location of the house, ground water tables can sometimes influence basement leakage. Ground water levels tend to fluctuate seasonally and during heavy rainfall. It is impossible to predict what influence ground water may have during a one-time inspection of a home. If ground water levels extend above the height of the basement floor, the performance of the perimeter foundation drainage tile is very important. If ground water fluctuation causes basement leakage, the installation of effective drainage tiles (and sump pumps, in some cases) becomes necessary.
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Childcare Inspection Report on

Childcare Inspection Report on

Leaders of the service could do more to ensure that they are meeting regulations. We found, through observation that leaders do not consistently meet all of their legal responsibilities. It was noted that leaders had not made sure that consistent good standard of care were offered to children. Leaders have a vision for the service and this was referred to in their Statement of Purpose. However we found that the Statement of Purpose did not accurately reflect the care actually offered. Leaders have an understanding of current best practice relevant to the children in their care; however this is not always applied by staff. We saw that parents are provided with information prior to their children starting at the service including policies and procedures. However, these policies and procedures were not always a clear reflection of staff practices. The children’s contracts were updated and appropriate records were maintained in respect of the children.
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Random inspection report

Random inspection report

Hunningley Grange is a detached residence with a purpose built extension, registered to provide personal care for 36 residents. All accommodation and services are on the ground floor. The home is located in the centre of Stairfoot, approximately two miles from Barnsley Town centre and situated on a main bus route. The home is within walking distance of a full range of shops e.g. chemist, newsagent, hairdressers,

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HOME INSPECTION REPORT

HOME INSPECTION REPORT

Landscaping and lot topography is examined during a residential house inspection as they can have a significant impact on the building structure. It is important that surface runoff water is adequately diverted away from the building. A high water table or excessive ground saturation can also impact septic systems. Even over watering of gardens and shrubbery can have significant effects. A similar impact can result from tree roots growing against the foundation and causing cracking or movement of the structure. It is a standard recommendation that the lot grading slopes away from the building. Grading should fall a minimum of one inch every foot for a distance of six feet around the perimeter of the building. It is also important that tree branches are not permitted to overhang the roof and that all landscaping is kept well pruned and not permitted to grow up against any part of the building. This will help prevent the development of pest and insect problems.
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Inspection report: Havant College

Inspection report: Havant College

The college’s response to educational and social inclusion is satisfactory. The college responds rapidly to identified needs. Student induction and tutorial programmes highlight issues relating to diversity, equality and active citizenship. The college has a coherent strategy for student support. Students’ additional needs are assessed on entry and are well supported. Partnerships with local schools focus on raising the participation rates of young people aged 16 in full-time education. The college offers a range of basic skills courses that are taught in community and workplace settings. These courses have been highly successful in attracting adults to part-time learning. College policies for equal opportunities, disabilities, race relations and child protection address legal requirements. However, there is no
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Inspection report Broxtowe College

Inspection report Broxtowe College

participation since the last inspection. The equal opportunities committee assesses the impact of the disability discrimination action plan. Teachers are required to identify how they will address equal opportunities issues on their schemes of work. However, this is often left blank. There is little promotion of equal opportunities issues in lessons. Broad targets for equality and diversity are set and monitored at the college level. However, the monitoring of retention and pass rates by age, gender, and ethnicity is weak; particularly at course level. Most college buildings and community centres are accessible for students with restricted mobility, but some are not. Students with specific learning difficulties and disabilities are fully integrated into the college community. The college’s marketing plan contains a range of innovative strategies to increase the diversity of students and widen participation. For example, ‘advocates’ in the community are used to promote college courses and advise on local needs and priorities. Staff training on new legislation and diversity issues is adequate and ongoing.
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Inspection report: Brooklands College

Inspection report: Brooklands College

138 The college offers a good range of art and design, performing arts and media studies courses. These include full-time courses leading to GNVQs at foundation and intermediate level, a first diploma, a number of specialist national diplomas, and a pre-degree foundation course. There are GCE AS/A level courses in dance, film studies, fine art, graphic design, media, music performance, photography, textiles and theatre and dramatic arts. The college has increased its range of courses in this programme area since the last inspection. These changes provide better progression opportunities for students and enable them to study at a level appropriate to their needs and abilities. Art and design, performing arts and media students can progress from level 1 to level 3 within the college.
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Care service inspection report

Care service inspection report

We found three of the Young Peoples services to operate Close Circuit Television (CCTV) on the outside of the buildings and within the corridor and kitchen. We discussed the reasons for this with the provider and requested they develop a policy and procedure to ensure usage was justified. For example, the protection or safety of individuals, and is proportionate: the minimum necessary intrusion into the privacy of individuals. Also considering consultation with customers regarding CCTV, location, purpose and access to footage, how long it will be kept, security of storage and disposal. We referred the provider to CCTV Strategy for Scotland and Mental Welfare Commission "Rights, Risks and Limits to
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