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Ofsted LSCB Inspection Report

We received the single inspection of Children Services and the Local Safeguarding Children Board in November 2015. We are pleased to have been rated “Good” for services to Children and Young People.

Read the full report here: Ofsted Inspection Report

Joint Targeted Area Inspection undertaken between 25 and 29 September 2017

Between 25 and 29 September 2017, Ofsted, the Care Quality Commission (CQC), HMI Constabulary (HMIC) and HMI Probation (HMI Probation) undertook a joint inspection of the multi-agency response to abuse and neglect in Cheshire West and Chester. This inspection included a ‘deep-dive’ focus on the response to children experiencing neglect.

The Inspection found that:

There is strong partnership working in Cheshire West and Chester and a clear and collective commitment to improving responses to children who suffer neglect. Collaborative and well-coordinated work at a strategic level to address neglect has been in place for some time and the impact is evident in effective partnership working at an operational level. This is resulting in many children receiving a timely and appropriate response to reduce risk and the impact of neglect.

The Inspection findings overall were positive, however there are a number of areas for improvement and a multi-agency action plan is in place to ensure that the partners further improve our response to vulnerable children.