Decision details

Ofsted Monitoring Visit Feedback

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To share the feedback from Ofsted inspectors following their first formal Monitoring Visit conducted March 29-30 2023 and activity to prepare for future Monitoring Visits.


That: a) Cabinet receive this report and note the feedback from Ofsted Inspectors.

Alternative options considered:

1. There are no alternative options. Herefordshire council children’s services are judged as inadequate by Ofsted and will be subject to monitoring visits until considered to be ready for a full ILACS (Inspection of Local Authority Children’s Services) inspection where a re-grading will be considered in the future.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Darryl Freeman, Corporate Director, Children and Young People Email:

Publication date: 22/06/2023

Date of decision: 22/06/2023

Effective from: 29/06/2023

Accompanying Documents:

  • Ofsted Monitoring Visit Feedback