The Barnet Safeguarding Children Partnership

Improvement Plan and Ofsted Report

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Barnet Council and its partners are committed to the vision to be the most family friendly borough in London by 2020. At the heart of this journey is the building of resilience in children and their families enabling them to bounce back from adversity. We know that we have failed to deliver this aspiration and have let children and families down. This improvement action plan has been developed in response to these failing and the recommendations and areas for improvement as outlined in the Ofsted ‘Inspection of services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers, and review of the effectiveness of the Local Safeguarding Children Board’ which took place in Barnet between 24 April 2017 and 18 May 2017.

Improving the quality of services to children is a key corporate priority we know we need to work collectively across the council to drive the improvements we want. Children in Barnet deserve the best possible services from us and we are committed to doing whatever we can to deliver great outcomes for children and young people across the borough

Most children and young people in Barnet excel, but there are a few children and young people who do not. Effective leadership and partnership is vital to delivering good and outstanding services that keep children and young people safe and give them the right help, at the right time in their lives.

Our commitment to Barnet’s vulnerable children is to deliver services that give children and young people the platform to succeed and thrive. We will work closely together with focus and drive to deliver timely and effective services, achieving good outcomes for children and young people in Barnet.

Following on from the Ofsted Report in July 2017, Barnet Children Services have devised an Improvement Action Plan. You can find it here.

You can find a copy of the Ofsted 2017 Report here.

You can find all official reports and letters from Ofsted regarding Barnet Council here.

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