Decision details

Children's Improvement Update

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Cabinet to review progress made on the delivery of the children's improvement work prior to the Commissioner's visit in April.




1.    That the progress made since publication of the Ofsted full inspection report on 14 May 2018 in transforming Children’s Services in Surrey was acknowledged and the implementation of the new structure and delivery of improvement work wherever it was needed was fully supported.


2.    That a further review of progress made on the implementation of the new structure and the delivery of the Children’s Improvement Plan following the April review by the Commissioner and the subsequent publication of his report and recommendations to the Department for Education and Secretary of State come back to Cabinet.

Reason for Decision:


The Department of Education (DfE) appointed Children’s Commissioner will be reviewing progress in April 2019 and reporting to the DfE and Secretary of State in early May 2019. 


The new structure for the Children, Families, Lifelong Learning & Culture directorate will be in place from April 2019 with the services progressing to the next stage of the transformation and improvement journey as described in paragraph 19.


[The decisions on this item can be called in by the Children & Education Select Committee]


Publication date: 26/03/2019

Date of decision: 26/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 26/03/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 03/04/2019

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