Significant improvement in services for children and families

Members of Wakefield Council’s Cabinet acknowledged the significant progress that is being made to improve services which look after the district’s most vulnerable children and young people, at their meeting today.

At the meeting Cllr Margaret Isherwood, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, noted the excellent progress made and thanked colleagues for their continued hard work in making these improvements.

In the meeting it was noted that since its visit by Ofsted in 2018, Wakefield has been on an improvement journey to improve the quality of its services to support children and young people in the district, who may be in need of help and protection. And that the continuous improvement of Wakefield’s children’s services is a top priority that will ensure that children, young people and their families are safe and that the Council is improving outcomes for children.

Margaret Isherwood smiling
Cllr Margaret Isherwood

Cllr Margaret Isherwood, Wakefield Council’s Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, said: “I am pleased to hear of the vast progress that is being achieved and the positive impact this is having on children and young people in our district – a  big thank you must go to all those involved for their continued hard work.

“It is now vitally important that we keep focused on how we can continue to make further improvements and ensure that the good work that has already been done is well embedded into the way we work going forward.

“Our goal remains to provide the best possible services for our children, young people and their families and I am confident that we are firmly on the way to making this a reality.”

Watch the Cabinet meeting again at https://citizen.wakefield.gov.uk/cabinet-and-council-meeting/