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Ofsted report

Ofsted Inspection 2017

The Bedford Borough Safeguarding Children Board (BBSCB) is judged to be 'Good' in a report published today by Ofsted.

Ofsted has published today the reports of its inspections of Local Authority services for children in need of help and protection, children looked after and care leavers in Bedford Borough. These include the review of the effectiveness of the Bedford Borough Local Safeguarding Children Board (BBSCB) and can be found by clicking here.

 

Independent Chair of the BBSCB, Jenny Myers said:

"I am pleased with the outcome of this recent inspection. Ofsted has identified a number of strengths in our work and judged the Board to be effective and well led. This is a collective achievement that is based on a strong partnership of local leaders, services and staff. They have shown commitment, energy and focus in ensuring we work together to safeguard children and young people in Bedford Borough and this has now been recognised by Ofsted."

The report identifies a range of strengths including:

· BBSCB has given priority to engaging with children and young people more effectively in its work;

· Effective monitoring and evaluation of frontline practice;

· Access to a range of training opportunities which enhance knowledge, skills and confidence;

· A culture of scrutiny and challenge that secures improvement;

· Effective identification of learning from serious case reviews and pro-active action to address recommendations arising from these and other reviews;

· Effective work in a number of key safeguarding risk areas including: Child Sexual Exploitation (CSE), Early Help, Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), Disabled Children;

· A sophisticated process of evaluating the impact of multi-agency training;

· A comprehensive evaluation of effectiveness in the BBSCB Annual Report.

Ofsted has made two recommendations for BBSCB to support continued development and improvement in the future:

· Ensure rigorous analysis of performance information received by the BBSCB across the partnership, to inform impact evaluation.

· Ensure that action plans arising from multi-agency audits are monitored so that the BBSCB understands their effectiveness and impact on practice.

 

 

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