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Cabinet Decision: 22nd May 2008
Title of Item/Report
Joint Area Review (JAR) and Youth Service Inspection Reports
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report that presented the final published reports from Ofsted following the Joint Area Review of services for children and young people in the Stockton area, and the linked inspection of the Council's Youth Service

Members were informed that all the services inspected had been rated as good or outstanding. The graded judgements were as follows, based on a 4 point scale, with grade 3 being ‘good' and grade 4 ‘outstanding':

Joint Area Review/Grade
Looked after children/3
Learning difficulties and/or disabilities/4
Service management/3
Capacity to improve/4

Youth Service/Grade
Standards of young people's achievement/3
Quality of youth work practice/3
Quality of curriculum and resources/3
Leadership and management/3

Members of Cabinet were provided with copies of the JAR and Youth Service Inspection Reports.

RESOLVED that the reports be received and the positive outcomes of the JAR and Youth Service inspections be noted.
Reasons for the Decision
These inspection reports are required to be published locally and a copy provided for all local partners.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
Details of any Dispensations
Not Applicable
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Not later than Midnight on Monday 2 June 2008

Date of Publication: 27 May 2008

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