Following an inspection of children’s services in Surrey, Ofsted has produced a report on their findings.
Responding to the report, Surrey County Council’s Deputy Leader Peter Martin said: “Ofsted inspected in October and we were aware there was more we had to do to support young people in need of our help and it is something we have already addressed with an extra two million pound investment to recruit more social workers.
“The report says we are looking after children in immediate danger – it was our work to protect other young people with very difficult lives that needed to improve and is now being addressed.”
Peter Martin, who chairs a cross-party board set up to oversee improvements to the service, explains in the audio clip below how the council has responded to the report. Click ‘play’ to listen.
Media can download the audio for broadcast here.