Vulnerable children have been exposed to unacceptable levels of risk by failing social care services in Cambridgeshire, inspectors said.

In a damning report published today, Ofsted condemned the county council’s overall child protection arrangements as “inadequate” – the lowest possible rating – and delivered the same judgment on three of the four specific categories examined during an unannounced visit last month.

… Ofsted said the quality of protection plans for youngsters was variable, and that recording of assessments was poor, making it hard to judge progress and make decisions to keep families out of danger.

Read more: Cambridge News, October 19, 2012

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