Yvette Stanley, Ofsted's National Director for Social Care, discusses the first year of our common inspection framework.
Yvette Stanley talks about forthcoming joint inspection themes, including mental health, early intervention, and older children in need of help and protection.
Yvette Stanley on how signs of neglect are harder to spot in older children than in younger ones.
Yvette Stanley blogs on the Joint Targeted Area Inspection (JTAI) programme which began over two years ago.
Yvette Stanley blogs about the new system of social care inspection, ILACS.
I’m delighted to have this opportunity to communicate with you in my new role as Ofsted’s National Director for Social Care. With week 1 under my belt, I’d like to talk a bit about what matters most to me and what my focus will be, moving forward.
At Ofsted, we have been clear about what needs to improve in local authority children’s services departments.
What will ILACS mean for local authority children’s services? Well first and foremost, I believe this is a step forward for inspection that will make a genuine and positive impact on children’s lives.
It’s National Care Leavers week (25 October – 03 November), a great campaign that quite rightly focuses the attention of professionals and politicians on this important group of young people.
Back in 2010 Professor Eileen Munro said that social workers have one of the most difficult jobs in the world.