Tuesday 29 June 2021

Ofsted has reported that Children’s Services at East Riding of Yorkshire Council are working hard to address deficiencies but there are still areas needing improvement. The findings follow a focussed visit by inspectors last month. The last full inspection at the end of 2019 found there had been a marked deterioration in the quality of help and protection support for children in the East Riding. 

The authority’s overall effectiveness was then downgraded to inadequate. 18 months later Ofsted reports that senior leaders have been working effectively through an improvement plan and had responded swiftly and effectively to the challenges of COVID-19. But there were still four areas needing improvement including management action to address drift and delay in child-in-need and child-protection planning. 

[You can read the full report here ] 

And health officials have told Beverley FM that they’ve seen a big increase in children being brought into accident and emergency departments across East Yorkshire. They’ve issued a request for people to seek alternative sources of advice if they are concerned. Emergency Medicine Consultant, Dr Ben Rayner, told us that while it’s understandable for parents to be worried, it’s also important to realise that high temperature in children is very common. The increase is simply down to more social mixing as restrictions are eased. Advice on symptoms can be obtained from GPs, pharmacists and the NHS 111 online and telephone services. 

[More details on this story and to discover which symptoms are more serious check here

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