Direction issued to the London borough of Tower Hamlets due to its inadequate performance in children’s social care services.


Direction issued to Tower Hamlets council

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This direction requires the council to:

  • comply with the instructions of the Secretary of State in relation to the improvement of its children’s social care services
  • cooperate with the Secretary of State’s intervention advisers.

It also requires the independent chair of the council’s improvement board to report to the Secretary of State, on a quarterly basis, on progress with the implementation and impact of the council’s improvement plan.

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

This direction was lifted on 22 July 2019 following a re-inspection by Ofsted that judged the council’s children’s social care services to be ‘good’.

Published 12 September 2017
Last updated 22 July 2019 + show all updates

  1. Added a sentence about the direction now being lifted and a link to Ofsted. Added page to closed collection.
  2. First published.