Skip to main content

Social Services: Haringey

Volume 487: debated on Thursday 5 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what inspections of Haringey council Ofsted has undertaken since 2000. (245922)

This is a matter for Ofsted. HM Chief Inspector, Christine Gilbert, has written to the hon. Member and a copy of her reply has been placed in both the Libraries.

Letter from Christine Gilbert, dated 22 January 2008

Your recent parliamentary question has been passed to me, as Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, for a response.

Ofsted inspected Local Education Authorities in conjunction with the Audit Commission from 1997 to 2005, under section 38 of the Education Act 1997. Ofsted inspected Haringey Local Education Authority in 2002 and again in 2003. These inspections are shown in Table A.

That inspection regime was replaced in September 2005 by the current cycle of Joint Area Reviews. Prior to 2005, all inspections of local authorities' children's services in relation to children's social care were undertaken by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) and these inspections are, therefore, not included in this response.

Ofsted is responsible, with other inspectorates, for inspecting children's services provided in a local area. As such, we have carried out annual performance assessments (APA) under section 138 of the Education and Inspections Act 2006 and a rolling programme of joint area reviews (JARs) in each of the 150 local authority areas of England under section 20 of the Children Act 2004. The full list of JARs and APAs carried out in Haringey is shown in Table B.

In April 2007, Ofsted took over responsibility for regulation and inspection of children's social care from CSCI. A list of the inspections carried out of Haringey Council social care services is shown in Table C. Please note that this includes only those inspections of services provided directly by Haringey Council and does not include all social care services in Haringey. CSCI reports from prior to April 2007 are not included in this response.

A copy of this reply has been sent to right hon. Beverley Hughes MP, Minister of State for Children, Young People and Families, and will be placed in the Library of both Houses.

Table A: Local education authority inspections carried out in Haringey since 2000

Type

Date

Publication date

Local education authority inspection

2002

26 September 2002

Local education authority inspection

2003

20 January 2004

Table B: Annual performance assessments (APA) and joint area reviews (JARs) carried out on Haringey since 2005

Type

Date

Report/Letter published

Notes

APA

June 2005 to July 2005

1 December 2005

APA

June 2006 to July 2006

n/a

APAs were carried out in 2005 and 2007. In 2006 Haringey had a JAR, so no APA was carried out. The JAR grades were carried forward for the purposes of the APA.

APA

September 2007 to October 2007

26 November 2007

APA

September 2008 to October 2008

17 December 2008

JAR

12 June 2006 to 23 June 2006

10 October 2006

JAR was carried out concurrently with the Audit Commission's Comprehensive Performance Assessment. It was also enhanced to enable coverage of the youth service (report published 16/10/2006).

JAR

13 November 2008 to 26 November 2008

1 December 2008

This JAR was commissioned by the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families, to look specifically at Safeguarding Children. It was jointly carried out with the Healthcare Commission and Her Majesty's Inspector of Constabulary.

Table C: List of Ofsted's last inspections on children's care in Haringey

Reference number

Setting name

Provision type

Inspection date

SC042906

London Borough of Haringey Fostering Service

Local Authority Fostering Agency

25 January 2008

SC072906

London Borough of Haringey Private Fostering Arrangements Service

Private Fostering Arrangements

30 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families with reference to the answer of 24 November 2008, Official Report, column 936W, on Social Services: Haringey, if he will place in the Library a copy of the report of each Ofsted inspection of Haringey council’s children’s social services since 2000. (253515)

Copies of Ofsted’s inspection reports and assessments of Haringey’s children’s social services are available on Ofsted’s website. The following links are provided at:

Joint Area Reviews

10 October 2006

http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/oxcare_providers/la_download/(id)/1446/(as)/JAR/jar_2006_309_fr.pdf

1 December 2008

http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/oxcare_providers/la_download/(id)/4657/(as)/JAR/jar_2008_309_fr.pdf

Annual Performance Assessments

1 December 2005

http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/oxcare_providers/la_download/(id)/258/(as)/APA/apa_2005_309.pdf

26 November 2007

http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/oxcare_providers/la_download/(id)/3060/(as)/APA/apa_2007_309.pdf

17 December 2008

http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/oxcare_providers/la_download/(id)/4687/(as)/APA/apa_2008_309.pdf

Fostering services

25 January 2008

http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/oxcare_providers/la_download/(id)/5041/(as)/SC/SC_SC042906_20032008.pdf

30 January 2008

http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/oxcare_providers/la_download/(id)/6180/(as)/SC/SC_SC072906_08032008.pdf

Copies have also been placed in the Library.