County Hall bosses have admitted services for children in care in Northamptonshire are likely to be regarded as “inadequate” by Ofsted bosses for at least the next two years.
The admission comes following the publication of yet another damning report, which was released this morning, following an inspection into services for looked after children in the county.
The new, highly-critical, Ofsted report labelled social services provided by Northamptonshire County Council as “inadequate” in all areas.
It revealed youngsters are still being illegally kept in prison cells overnight, due to the “lack of effective communication” between police and social care services.
It found many kids in care “continue to receive an inadequate service from social care”, how they are often unable to see the same social worker, and labelled the improvements made by the county council since the last inspection as “slow”.
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