Decision details

Fourth 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 letter from Ofsted following their fourth Monitoring Visit conducted on 21 - 22 February 2024.



a) Cabinet receive and note the feedback from Ofsted Inspectors’ Monitoring Visit letter, at appendix a

Alternative options considered:

1. There are no alterative options. Herefordshire Council Children’s Service is judged to be inadequate by Ofsted and will be subject to monitoring visits until the next Inspection of Local Authority Children’s Services (ILACS) where a re-grading will be considered.

Wards Affected: (All Wards);

Contact: Darryl Freeman, Corporate Director, Children and Young People Email:, Rachel Gillott, Service Director, Safeguarding and Family Support Email:

Publication date: 28/03/2024

Date of decision: 28/03/2024

Effective from: 06/04/2024

Accompanying Documents:

  • Fourth Ofsted Monitoring Visit feedback