Wandsworth Council has been praised for its commitment to improving the lives of vulnerable children in a recent Ofsted inspection.

The inspection took place on July 14th and 15th and scrutinised the services offered in the pandemic.

In a letter summarising Ofsted’s findings, the inspectors said: “There is a strong commitment and investment from politicians and senior leaders across the council and partners to bring about positive change for children” and that “children’s views and their experiences are evident in assessments.”

Inspectors concluded that “despite the challenges of COVID-19, services have been agile and responsive to the needs of children and their families”.

Cllr Will Sweet, Cabinet Member for Education and Children's Services, said: “This is an excellent report and is testament to the hard work and dedication of Wandsworth Council staff who work with children in need and families in need of support, help and protection.

“As a Council, we strive to put children and their voices at the heart of what we do. I’m glad that the inspectors saw this first hand and highlighted it in their report. We will build on this as we work to deliver greater services to our communities. What shines through is our absolute commitment to bring about positive change for our most vulnerable children and their families.”

“On behalf of Children’s Services I would like to thank Ofsted for their visit and the positive and constructive feedback.”