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Ofsted to inspect children's services in Jersey

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Children's services in Jersey will be inspected by independent body, Ofsted.

The inspection comes after concerns were raised in the Independent Care Inquiry, that children in care are not always getting the support they need.

The Jersey Care Commission say they have asked Ofsted to undertake the inspection to ensure it is truly independent.

Lisa Pascoe, a director in Social Care Policy for Ofsted, said the inspection will establish how children's services will proceed in the future.

This inspection will focus on the quality and impact of work on the island to ensure that children are helped, protected and cared for.

We will set out clearly what is going well and where more attention is needed.

– Lisa Pascoe, Ofsted Deputy Director Social Care Policy

The inspection will be finished by August and the findings published.

The Care Commission say regular inspections of residential services for children will also begin in 2018.

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