Cafcass is improving

Forest School Leaders Dawn White and Sue Evans with their pupils outside the school

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Delight as nursery is rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted once again

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STRONG leadership is driving improvements at an organisation that represents the most vulnerable Hampshire children in family court cases .

Cafcass Hampshire and Isle of Wight service was given a ‘satisfactory’ Ofsted grade – with more than half of all areas including value for money and intervention rated ‘good’.

Inspectors were particularly impressed with the team’s sensitive work with families in difficult situations and good engagement with local authorities and the courts.

Naintara Khosla, head of the service, whose leadership was described as ‘strong and ambitious’, said: ‘The children we work with are some of the most vulnerable in the area and we have a shared commitment in the area to provide them with the best possible service.

‘I am delighted Ofsted has recognised the improvements we have made. They not only share in our confidence these children are receiving the service they deserve but that we also have the capacity to improve further.’