Agenda item

Ofsted Updates - Verbal update from Head of Children's Social Care


The Panel noted no new Ofsted reports had been published since the last meeting.


Updating on other matters, the Head of Children’s Social Care referred to the discussion at the last meeting regarding the foster carer recruitment campaign and highlighted that an advertising hoarding had been installed at the entrance to County Hall, to advertise Durham County Council’s fostering service.  In addition, TV adverts will be aired at the end of February and in May, to further support the recruitment campaign. 


The Panel noted that a report on the national Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse which will include Durham County Council’s response, will be considered by the Children and Young People’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee in March.  A progress update on issues pertaining to the Corporate Parenting Panel will be provided in due course.