Tag Archives : children’s services


Children’s Services contractual arrangement set to start

On 1 April 2018 Torbay and Plymouth’s Children’s Services will begin the formal contractual arrangement for the delivery of Children’s Services in Torbay. The opportunity to create this new arrangement arose following the Department for Education’s (DfE) appointed Commissioner John Coughlan’s recommendation that Plymouth be the preferred partner to help lead improvement in Torbay’s Children’s […]


Ofsted publish ‘harder test’ inspection findings on services for children

An inspection of services for vulnerable children in Plymouth has found that social workers act quickly when children need protection and there are no serious failures that leave children being harmed or at risk of harm. In the report published today (Tuesday) Ofsted found the welfare of children is safeguarded and promoted and saw clear […]


Council embarks on major transformation of key services

Plymouth is about to see the biggest and most radical changes to the way local public services are delivered in the city since the local government reorganisation 16 years ago. The Council’s Cabinet has given the go-ahead that will transform the way health, social care, adult learning and services for children and young people are […]