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Ofsted Inspection of Children's Services - Grade Descriptors (PDF Format)

Ofsted Inspection of Children's Services - Grade Descriptors (PDF Format)

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Ofsted Inspection of Children's Services - Grade Descriptors (PDF Format)
Ofsted Inspection of Children's Services - Grade Descriptors (PDF Format)

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Inspection of children’s services: gradedescriptors
Every Child MattersThe joint area reviews and annual performance assessments evaluate and report onthe outcomes for children in an area, and assess and judge the contributions madeby public services, including the council, to sustaining and improving them.Grade descriptors have been developed to support the overall judgement of councils’ children’s services, as well as the capacity to improve judgements and the judgements for the Every Child Matters outcomes – being healthy; staying safe;enjoying and achieving; making a positive contribution; achieving economic well-being – and also service management.The grade descriptors identify key aspects in determining the contribution of servicesto improving outcomes for children and young people.
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children and young people
April 2007
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This document may be reproduced in whole orin part for non-commercial educational purposes,provided that the information quoted is reproducedwithout adaptation and the source and date of publication are stated. Alexandra House33 KingswayLondon WC2B 6SENo. 070056www.ofsted.gov.uk T 08456 404040Published April 2007© Crown Copyright 2007
Introduction 4
Judgement terms 5
Section 1. Guidance and descriptors for grading the overall effectiveness of thecouncil’s children’s services for APA 5
1. The overall effectiveness of the council’s children’s services 5
2. The capacity for improvement 9
Grade descriptors: capacity for improvement
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Section 2. Grade descriptors for the five outcome areas and servicemanagement 16
Being healthy 16
Staying safe 20
Enjoying and achieving 24
Making a positive contribution 28
 Achieving economic well-being 34
Service management 40

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