Somerset County Council’s Children’s Services have been rated as “inadequate” by Ofsted since June 2013. Nearly three years on and the Conservative administration has been unable to improve the quality of service. Failure to deliver quality services is putting the children of Somerset at risk. Essex County Council have been called in to try and help the County Council turn things around.
Under the Liberal Democrat’s administration of the County Council until 2009, the service had been rated Outstanding by Ofsted. The Children of Somerset deserve an outstanding level of service and the Conservative administration has left them with nearly three years of failure.