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North Tyneside Council selected to help drive up standards in national children’s social care

The Department for Education has chosen North Tyneside to become a Sector Led improvement partner to support other local authorities improve service standards.

The ‘outstanding’ rated council was chosen based on its track record of delivery high-quality children’s services, its history of supporting others to improve, and the quality of the support it can improve.

Support is tailored to the needs of each local authority requiring support but typically involves a service review, leading to recommendations and a jointly developed improvement plan. The council supports the authority to implement and later evaluate the impact of the plan.  

Welcoming the news, Cllr Peter Earley, cabinet member for Children, Young People and Learning said: “We are delighted to be one of only a handful of councils to be selected to take part in the programme.

“Ensuring the very best outcomes for children and young people is something we are very passionate about here in North Tyneside.

“We are very proud of our outstanding children’s services and we are pleased to continue to draw on our experience and expertise to help and support others.”