Best Practice

Our Ofsted journey to outstanding

By Shaun Davies | March 27, 2020

Cllr Shaun Davies explains how Telford & Wrekin Council’s Ofsted rating for children’s services leaped from ‘requires improvement’ to ‘outstanding’ due to an innovative approach to investment and a focus on workforce and good practice.

  • Working together in tough times

    By Dr Justin Varney | March 23, 2020

    Director of Public Health at Birmingham City Council Dr Justin Varney outlines how the city is co-ordinating its COVID-19 outbreak response and planning for future challenges.

  • Keeping children and families safe

    By Lou Williams | March 11, 2020

    Lou Williams outlines why she believes the introduction of the Family Safeguarding model in Cambridgeshire will ‘make a real difference to the lives of our most vulnerable children’.

  • Health check

    By Jayne Moules | February 19, 2020

    Jayne Moules outlines how a group of Hartlepool agencies has developed a whole-system approach to reducing the impact of parental conflict on children.

  • Accelerating growth, ambition and opportunity at Glasgow City Region

    By Kevin Rush | February 19, 2020

    Glasgow City Region is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the UK. Kevin Rush outlines progress being made by the partnership of eight councils and plans to accelerate growth and investment.

 
 

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