The Department for Education has branded the pace of change in children's service in Coventry as 'simply not good enough'.
It comes after a highly critical report by Ofsted, published today, found that children's services in Coventry are inadequate.
We have been concerned about the arrangements for the protection of children in Coventry since the publication of the serious case review into the death of Daniel Pelka in September 2013. We were clear at the time that we expected children's services to dramatically improve without delay, which was why we required the LSCB to undertake a deeper analysis of the wider issues so that Coventry was able to learn lessons from Daniel's death.
While we accept securing sustainable improvement takes time, today's report shows that the pace of change in Coventry has simply not been good enough. We will now consider what further actions are needed to ensure all vulnerable children in Coventry are sufficiently protected.
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