A statutory direction issued to Blackpool borough council due to poor performance in children’s social care services.


Statutory direction to Blackpool borough council in relation to children’s services

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This direction requires the council to take steps to improve its children’s social care services, including co-operating with the DfE appointed Children’s Services Commissioner Helen Lincoln and Essex county council.

It follows a report by Ofsted that judged the overall effectiveness of the council’s children’s social care services to be inadequate.

We have replaced this direction with a revised direction issued on 22 July 2019.

Published 25 March 2019
Last updated 22 July 2019 + show all updates

  1. This direction is closed as we have issued a revised direction.
  2. First published.