If ever lateral thinking was required, then choosing a successor to John Goldup, the Ofsted head of social care inspection, is a case in point. But I see that they have appointed another local government insider - http://www.cypnow.co.uk/cyp/news/1076499/ofsted-social-care-chief-john-goldup-quit-debbie-jones-taking
Ofsted’s inspections of child protection arrangements need
to be completely refocused. They need to look at outcomes, not processes, and discover
how well services are meeting the needs of children and young people; not how
well they are conforming to regulations. They also need to focus on improvement
rather than simply making judgements. The present regime fails one in three areas without
any clear idea of what they are doing wrong.