Ofsted inspection

17th March 2020

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At the beginning of 2020, Ofsted carried out a three-week inspection of Children’s Services at Devon County Council. The report that accompanies this Inspection of Local Authority Children’s Services (ILACS) was published on the Ofsted website on 17th March 2020.

Unfortunately, although there were lots of positives, Ofsted found serious failings in the way a small number of vulnerable young people were helped and supported to become independent after they left the care system.

After learning of the outcome of the inspection, we sent a letter to our partners that outlined the details of the report, while Ofsted have communicated the findings to Devon’s children and young people.

Rest assured, we will be working hard to deliver the best service we can.

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