Scrutiny Panels to consider child protection action plan

The meetings provide the chance for Scrutiny Panel members to scrutinise the action plan being presented.

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On Thursday, members of the Overview and Scrutiny Panel and the Children and Young People’s Scrutiny Panel will meet at County Hall to scrutinise the latest action plan from the council over child protection on the Isle of Wight.

It follows Ofsted’s damning report of child protection provided by the Isle of Wight council.

Both Scrutiny Panels will be given the chance to pick over the report and question the Directors responsible.

The Action Plan is embedded below for you convenience.


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Wednesday, 6th March, 2013 11:03am

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Billy Builder
I posted this message to another article earlier, but it is just as relevant here – sorry if you’ve already read it. When you look at the proposal to outsource the Councils Education and Children’s Services to Hampshire CC, you will note that two posts will be made redundant, the Deputy Director of Child Welfare (post holder compromised out of the IOWC a couple of weeks ago)… Read more »
Black Dog
Open letter to the Scrutiny Panel Dear Panel Members, Do not under any circumstances follow party lines as this matter is about CURRENT AND FUTURE child safety. I would respectively suggest that you ask the originators of the report to go away and come back, as a matter of urgency, with more tangible facts and figures. You can not make any decision based on the above report… Read more »
David Rann
Staggering incompetence – again! I heard from a well placed source in the council that the Ofsted for Safeguarding on the Island was deemed the worst report that officals in Ofsted have ever had to produce and the actions required are so serious that ministers and senior civil servants have IWC on the high risk radar. That should send a chill up the spine of any responsible… Read more »
Black Dog
People of the Isle of Wight should know this: In 2011, the Conservative Team at County Hall agreed the local authority’s Corporate Plan for the following two years. This sets out the eight priorities to which the IW Council directs its limited resources. These currently are: * Raising educational standards; * Highways PFI; * Keeping children safe; * Supporting older and vulnerable residents; * Housing and homelessness;… Read more »
Island Monkey

‘Give me a few more years and it will all come right.’

I guess that will be David Pugh and the Tories election cry?

Sorry Dave, you lot have made a terrible job of running things, you even had a second term. You certainly do not deserve a third.

Mike Powell
I doubt in reality, Black Dog, that there are any decisions still to be made. I would suggest that the Island Council is most probably being presented with a fait accompli delivered by the Minister, who is shortly to issue an improvement notice. The Ofsted report is indeed a chilling read, and it is disturbing to say the least that services could have been allowed to get… Read more »
wightywight
@mike powell: you are being very kind mike… ;0) This is, as you allude, an extremely serious situation and one that should not have ever happened. How can this Island administration, a group who have managed this Island for 8 years consecutively, avoid responsibility for the current situation? We know that those at the top ALWAYS seek to sidestep responsibilityand apportion blame elsewhere…seldom do those in charge… Read more »
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