Yvette Stanley discusses the importance of effective Integrated Children's Systems (ICSs).
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Yvette Stanley blogs about the new system of social care inspection, ILACS.
This week I went to the National Learning Conference, part of the Government’s Social Work Innovation Programme - a great event to be part of.
At Ofsted, we have been clear about what needs to improve in local authority children’s services departments.
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.
This is a really interesting time for me and my colleagues at Ofsted as we shape how we think Ofsted inspections can add the most value in vulnerable children’s lives from January 2018 (the new inspection framework will be published this autumn).
We’re approaching the dreaded exam period. Children and young people up and down the country will soon find out whether all their hard work has paid off.
Having been at Ofsted for more than a year, I want to have a conversation about the big issues that social workers and other social care professionals deal with in their working day.