The Somerset Liberal Democrat Chairs organised a very successful mini conference on Saturday 5th September and it was held at an excellent venue – The Taunton Academy in Wellspring Road, Taunton.
Councillor Jane Lock, Leader of the Opposition at Somerset County Council commented today on a report released today by Ofsted which has once again branded children’s services run by Somerset County Council ‘inadequate.’
Children’s Services at Somerset County Council has been deemed inadequate since June 2013. The Conservative Leadership at County Hall has failed to improve standards to an adequate leave since the investigation began and the Government has now called in Essex County Council to help them improve standards.
The report criticizes “oversight, scrutiny and challenge from corporate leaders including the Somerset’s Children’s Trust and Scrutiny panel have not been sufficiently robust.”