Ofsted inspectors say Leicestershire County Council has made improvements in many areas of its children’s social care services.
In a report published today (4 November), the regulator has set out where considerable progress has been made by the authority since 2017, but outlines that improvements are still needed in some areas.
Inspectors also praised a number of areas, such as the strength of support to disabled children, a good variety of Early Help services and the support available to children in care and care leavers.
The county council says immediate action is being taken to address the issues identified, which includes more consistent oversight of care plans and tackling the timeliness of assessments for children, who are not identified as being in immediate risk of significant harm.
Further developments include:
The Ofsted inspection took place during three weeks in late September-early October.
The report is available to view at: