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Statement from Cllr Chris Botten on Commissioners in Surrey

May 24, 2018 3:10 PM
Originally published by Surrey County Council Lib Dems

Chris BottenReacting to the news that Government Commissioners will be overseeing Children's Services in Surrey for 3 months, Cllr Chris Botten, Leader of the Liberal Democrats on Surrey County Council,said today:

"I welcome the decision for Commissioners to work in Surrey over the next 3 months. The County Council needs a laser-like focus in improving these vital services for the children of Surrey and the work of the Commissioners will aid this process. The Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Member have rightly spoken about the need for urgent change and I share their passion. But this most recent judgement from Ofsted means that my patience for change is at an end. The children of Surrey deserve the highest standard of services and Liberal Democrats councillors will play their part in holding the County Council, and its leadership, to account".

NOTES

- A copy of the Ofsted Report can be found here:

https://reports.ofsted.gov.uk/sites/default/files/documents/local_authority_reports/surrey/070_%20Surrey_Single%20inspection%20of%20LA%20children%27s%20services.pdf