Your team of City Councillors here in Wednesfield North, felt that you should be aware that there is two inspections taking place in the Council over the next month. One is a review by Ofsted of children’s social care services. The other is a Peer Review of the Council carried out by the Local Government Association. They are both very important, and will stretch the City Council to the full.
The City Council have been informed by Ofsted that it intends to carry out an inspection of children’s social care services starting this week. Wednesfield residents reading this news should be aware that this is a very important inspection which will last four weeks and will both highlight the things that we as a council are doing well, but also identify areas where we can and must improve.
The inspection process will involve a great many of our staff in one way or another during this time.
The staff involved will be required to take part in the inspection. This will lead to increased workloads and a degree of stress for our staff of that I have no doubt! Please be aware that this is a most important Inspection for the City Council.
It is likely to stretch the City Council for the full four weeks of the inspection period, following which the Ofsted inspectors will compile their report. This will be published on the Ofsted website in due course.
Clearly the City Councillors will be keen to see our City do well. But we are all very much aware that Birmingham, Walsall, Dudley, and Sandwell Councils, were not as successful as they themselves hoped to be. This is a very tough examination of Wolverhampton children’s services.