Monday, 22 June 2009

Children’s services under fire again

Vital assessments of the most vulnerable children in Wokingham are failing to hit targets.
Figures show the number of core assessments of children carried out within 35 days by social workers in the borough is 41 per cent, falling nearly 50 per cent short of the 75 per cent target.
Another whistleblower has come forward to The Wokingham Times to paint a gloomy picture of staff morale in Wokingham Borough Councils childrens services department.
The whistleblower, who would not be named, said: Staff morale is at an all-time low.
There is currently a well-being survey for staff to complete. Staff are not holding back on their comments, but will it make a difference? Not a chance.
The department has been undergoing a major overhaul since an inadequate rating from Ofsted in a Joint Area Review (JAR) earlier this year.

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