Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Right idea, wrong organisation?

Community Care reports on Ofsted’s ‘radical’ new inspection programme for child protection in England.

It is certainly a good idea for inspections of child protection to focus on multi-agency working and the role, not only of the local authority, but health, education, the police and probation services as well.

But I very much doubt that Ofsted is the right body to carry this out. To date it has shown little talent for advancing the cause of quality in child protection work and a horrible tendency to inspect bureaucracy in.