Derby City Council has spoken of its pride after its children’s service department received a glowing report from Ofsted inspectors.
Following a visit in October, inspectors described the service as “strong and effective”.
They looked at the city council’s arrangements for children in need and child protection planning.
The inspection report identified a number of positive findings across all aspects of the service.
It highlighted the service’s stable senior team and noted that children benefit from the consistency of a workforce of permanently employed social workers, which supports effective relationship-building and progress with child protection or child-in-need plans.
Councillor John Whitby, the city council’s cabinet member for children’s social care, learning and skills, said: “We are delighted that Derby’s Children’s Services have received such a glowing report.
“It’s testament to the hard work and dedication of all those who work within the service, who should be very proud of this achievement.
“As a council, we remain committed to ensuring the safety and wellbeing of every child in Derby.”