Under the microscope

By Stuart Gallimore | 12 April 2016

We know that good, sustainable services are underpinned by strong, stable teams. Inspection drives many things - it helps identify areas of good practice and pinpoints where services are not yet good enough. But it does not help stability.

Equally re-inspecting a local authority too soon reduces morale in the workforce, makes it difficult to recruit and retain skilled social workers and reduces our focus from the improvement journey.

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