Department For Education
This revised direction requires the council to continue to take steps to improve its childrens social care services. This includes working with the DfE-appointed Childrens Services Commissioner to establish a strategic partnership with Leeds City Council.
An independent report by the Commissioner for Childrens Services in Kirklees recommended that both Councils develop a long term formalpartnership agreement to drive improvement across childrens social care.
DfE appointed the Commissioner following a report by Ofsted that judged the overall effectiveness of Kirklees services to be inadequate.
This direction replaces the earlier statutory direction issued to the council in November 2016.
This direction was closed on 13 January 2020.