John Stevenson MP for Carlisle is very concerned for children that are looked after by our County Council.
The Labour run Council have once again been rated as inadequate for the third time in four years by OFSTED who monitor the Children Services Department.
John said ‘This is clearly not good enough. An inadequate report concerns me greatly, especially as it has not come out of the blue. The Labour run Council have been advised time and time again that significant improvements have to be made. These are the lives of children who for whatever reason have not been given the best start. As a Country we have to ensure that these children are given the best care possible.
Unfortunately Cumbria County Council appear to be unable to look after these children to an acceptable standard. Questions need to be asked, these failings must be dealt with and significant improvements have to be made.’
John has requested a meeting with head of Children’s Services, John McIlwraith and Chief Executive of Cumbria County Council Diane Wood to discuss this issue with them.