Decision details

Children's services improvement plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes



To note receipt of the non statutory Improvement Notice, establishment of Improvement Board and the involvement and role of cabinet in the Children Services Improvement Plan.





a)    The improvement notice is noted;

b)   Cabinet reflects upon the establishment of an improvement board and what role it will play in ensuring that the improvements set out in the improvement notice are achieved;


Alternative options considered:


1.            There are no alternative options:

a.    The DfE have issued a non statutory intervention notice.  If the council decides not to act upon the intervention notice, the DfE could decide to issue a statutory intervention notice or take action to move the children’s social care service to a trust.  

b.    At a meeting of Extraordinary Council, it was resolved that as a result of the adverse high court judgement relating to children’s social care that an improvement board be established.


Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Claire Ward, Acting Deputy Chief Executive Email: Tel: 01432 260657.

Publication date: 03/06/2021

Date of decision: 03/06/2021

Effective from: 10/06/2021