Bromley Children’s Services leap to ‘good’ with ‘outstanding’ leadership

Published Tuesday, 8 January 2019

Services for children and families in Bromley have made a remarkable leap forward to ‘good’ overall with leadership that has an ‘outstanding’ impact on social work practice, according to Ofsted.

Published on 7 January 2019, this judgement represents an unprecedented turnaround for the council over a very short period of two years.

Bromley Council’s Executive Member for Children and Families Councillor Peter Fortune said: “I am extremely proud of this absolutely remarkable achievement. This improvement in such a short space of time has simply never been achieved by any other local authority. To go from where Bromley children’s services were two years ago when Ofsted judged them inadequate to a position of strength with ‘outstanding’ leadership, and a ‘good’ overall rating across all services is unheard of in this time frame. I commend the new leadership of our children’s services under Interim Chief Executive Ade Adetosoye OBE, as well as councillors, staff and our partners who have shown such unflinching dedication to the young people of our borough over this period. I should also like to thank the Leader of the Council, Councillor Colin Smith and former Leader, Stephen Carr for their personal support and commitment.”