Lancashire County Council (LCC) received an unsatisfactory OFSTED inspection last year for its Children’s Services.  This requires certain measures to be put in place to enable continuous improvement prior to the next inspection, as well as scrutiny of progress made, a key requirement of which was the formation of an Improvement Board.  

The Board, Chaired by an independently appointed Chair was established earlier this year and has multi-agency senior managers and elected members.  The Chair for this Board is Tony Crane.  The Voluntary Sector representatives on this Board are Paul Wilcox and deputy, Pam Beswick, for details visit: Lancashire children's services Improvement Board

LCC, through this Board, has produced an Action Plan which addresses the key areas of concern within the failed inspection. Please see the communication document attached from Paul Wilcox which includes the 17 Recommendations of the Action Plan together with further background to the Board’s remit, links to relevant papers, and contact details for Paul Wilcox, should you wish to contact him directly for further information. 

As Paul notes in his letter, “this is the first communication and I will be looking to ensure effective onward communication as the work of the Board develops” 

We will be looking at establishing ways for closer and wider engagement with the sector, in the full knowledge that there is currently no budget and limited resources available, other than goodwill, to support such activity. 

Also for practitioners please visit: Practitioner's Guide

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