Ofsted confirms Kent County Council delivers good service to children and families

Kent County Council is delivering a ‘good’ service to children and families. Leaders and senior managers have responded purposefully and methodically to service weaknesses, resulting in strengthened services and improved outcomes for children. Twelve Ofsted inspectors spent more than three weeks visiting KCC children’s service centres and meeting staff, parents and children across the county…

Positive future for Wayfarers Care Home

A decision was made by Kent County Council in February 2016 to sell Wayfarers Care Home in Sandwich as a going concern and a purchaser has now been selected. Using the services of a specialist agent who is experienced in selling care homes, multiple offers were received and evaluated by senior staff in Kent County…

Parents fined over child’s low school attendance

Kent County Council has successfully prosecuted a mother and father for allowing their son’s school attendance to drop to just 10% while Kent schools’ average attendance rate is well above 95%. The couple have been found guilty and fined £1,240 each by magistrates. The parents, who failed to appear in court, had told KCC they…