A progressive social work culture

“Managers and staff are enthusiastic about improving outcomes for children and young people.” (OFSTED 2016)

Children’s social work in Cornwall is now at the forefront of social work practice.  In June 2016 OFSTED gave an overall rating of its children’s services as ‘Good’ under the tough Single Inspection Framework

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“Children’s services in Cornwall are good.  A stable and dedicated senior management team, led by an experienced Director of Children’s Services has worked steadily and purposely to implement systemic change to services for children and young people in Cornwall.  In doing so they have created a culture of learning, support and challenge in a professional environment that has enabled social work to flourish.” (Ofsted 2016)

Being rated ‘Good’ puts Cornwall in the top 25% of children’s services in the country. We are one of only 26 local authorities that have improved to ‘Good’. That fact alone shows just how tough the Single Inspection Framework is.


Tough for us – Good for children

We have achieved this systemic and cultural change by implementing Munro’s recommendations.  At the heart of our achievement is a significant investment in the status and expertise of social workers.  We see this as the foundation for achieving better outcomes for the children and young people we work with. 

Standing up for social work in Cornwall