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Sandwell’s child protection arrangements found to be inadequate

New director of children’s services appointed

Ofsted has published a report on Sandwell MBC's child protection services. It has found the services inadequate and requires the following immediate action:

The local authority has responded to the report by appointing a new cabinet member, Simon Hackett, to lead the department and a new director of children's services, Simon White. The appointments comes shortly after the launch of a new 30 month contract between the council and iMPOWER which is intended to transform children's services in Sandwell.

The full report can be read here.