Tag Archives: Director of Children’s Services

Ofsted highlights progress in Somerset

Somerset County Council’s children’s services have been used as an example of good practice in Ofsted’s latest national annual report. In its third annual report into the state of social care in England, the watchdog highlights the authority’s focus on manageable workloads, saying Somerset “has recognised the importance of reducing the workloads of its social […]

New Director of Children’s Services

Somerset County Council has appointed a new permanent Director of Children’s Services. Julian Wooster is currently the Director of Children’s and Adults’ Services at Portsmouth City Council and will take up his new role in Somerset in the spring. Cllr John Osman, Leader of Somerset County Council, said: “Nothing is more important than the safety […]

Statement from SCC Chief Executive, Patrick Flaherty

Somerset County Council has announced that Peter Lewis, Interim Director of Children’s Services, is no longer working for the authority. The Council has terminated its contract for the services of Mr Lewis and is currently advertising for a permanent position of DCS The wellbeing of vulnerable children is of paramount importance to the Council and […]

Director of Children’s Services

Somerset County Council has announced it has terminated its contract for the services of interim Director of Children’s Services Peter Lewis. It follows a series of disappointing reports into some of the Council’s Children’s Homes and Children’s Centres. Mr Lewis will leave the Council immediately. As he is not an employee of the Council, there […]