Ofsted focused visit to Tameside Children’s Services

Date Released - 06/06/2022

A Tameside Council Spokesperson said: “Following a recent visit from Ofsted to judge the effectiveness of our ‘Front Door’ arrangements within Children’s Services in Tameside, we absolutely recognise the continued need to improve at pace and accept the areas of development that have been outlined. We are unwaveringly committing to ensuring our children and young people are safe from harm and supported in a way that best meets their needs in a timely and efficient way. We are pleased that Ofsted have recognised the effectiveness of our targeted early help programme that successfully supports families to improve children’s daily lived experiences and prevent escalation to statutory services in the first place.


“We also thank Ofsted for acknowledging our hardworking social work staff, who have effective relationships with a range of agencies and work together to provide immediate protection for children where needed.


“With recent new senior appointments, our commitment to appoint a fresh, permanent Social Care leadership Team and an increase in the number of experienced social workers, we are on track to further improve our progress and critically, protect our most vulnerable young people.


“We will be making our full response publically available. Working with partners and DFE, we will deliver our improvement plan that will ensure we have a joined up approach that has the voice of the child at the heart of it, so we can deliver the best possible outcomes for children and families.”