Issue - decisions

Children's Improvement Plan

19/12/2018 - Children's Improvement Plan



1.    That the significant improvement required across children’s services in Surrey was acknowledged and the delivery of improvement work wherever it was needed fully supported.

2.    That the development of the Children’s Improvement Plan, in response to the 2018 inspection of children’s services was noted and the governance arrangements that have been put in place to oversee its delivery endorsed.

3.    That the progress made on the delivery of the Children’s Improvement Plan be reviewed by Cabinet prior to the Commissioner visit. The Commissioner will visit Surrey and reviewing progress in April 2019 – an update to Cabinet will follow this visit and publication of the Commissioner’s report to the Secretary of State.

4.    That Children’s Services performance data be shared with the Children and Education Select Committee.

Reason for decision:


The Children’s Improvement Plan outlined the work needed in key operational areas that were reviewed during statutory inspections from Ofsted. Improving practice in these areas was essential to ensure the needs of children and families in Surrey were being met with the right services being provided in the right way and at the right time.


The Department for Education (DfE) appointed Children’s Commissioner would review progress and report to the Secretary of State in April 2019. 


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