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Moving Children's Services to Ofsted Is Wrong, Says CSCI

Magazine article Public Finance

Moving Children's Services to Ofsted Is Wrong, Says CSCI

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The Commission for Social Care Inspection has condemned the government's plans to move its children's services remit to an enlarged Ofsted as 'incoherent', 'illogical' and 'dangerous'.

At a meeting to discuss CSCI's formal response to the governments consultation on its plans, commission chair Dame Denise Platt said that she and her commissioners were concerned that the vulnerable children whose welfare the CSCI is charged to safeguard would be neglected by a watchdog concerned primarily with educational standards.

'The issue of significant risk is that there will be so much to be looked at which is of high political priority that some areas of safeguarding may be overlooked,' said Platt.

Commissioners singled out the issue of school exclusions as an example of a 'policy tension that an enlarged Ofsted might be unable to resolve. …

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