WILTSHIRE Council has said it is delighted to have achieved top marks for their children’s services in a recent Ofsted report.
The council has been given a “Good” rating for all areas following the inspection in June. They are the only local authority in the south west to achieve that status.
The report particularly focused on the fact that children receive a swift and effective response to their needs,on issues including safeguarding, county lines and sexual exploitation.
Terence Herbert, executive director for children and education at Wiltshire Council, praised staff for the clear vision and dedication which has made a difference to young people’s lives.
He said: “I would like to say thank you to our hardworking staff who demonstrate tremendous commitment to ensuring our children and families are given the support to succeed.
“Getting the basics right is fundamental and provides a solid platform for our work. The investment we have made in good practice and social work values has led to better lives for children and families. 
“That is what we’re here to do and I’m pleased that this has been recognised by Ofsted. We will continue to be a progressive, supportive and learning organisation.
“There are some actions to further improve which we welcome, and we’re already addressing these and we will always remain focussed and dedicated to doing the best for our children and families in Wiltshire.”
The report goes on to praise the council’s partnerships with the police and social workers who visit their children regularly.
Wiltshire Council is looking for more foster carers. To find out more, please visit www.wiltshire.gov.uk/fostering