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Children's Services boss stands down

Norfolk County Council has announced that Lisa Christensen, Director of Children’s Services, has decided to stand down from her role and will retire from the Authority in July.

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Decision follows 'inadequate' performace

The announcement follows increasing pressure on Ms Christensen after a string of poor performances by Norfolk's Children's Services.

An Ofsted report into the authority's safeguarding of children in February rated the service as inadequate across the board and branded it "inconsistent and patchy".

And ongoing poor performances at the county's schools led to the first ever local education authority inspection by the watchdog earlier this month to find out what had gone wrong.

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