4 Mar 2011

The Children’s Society in Warrington has been judged as ‘outstanding’ in all areas after an unannounced OFSTED inspection. Inspectors found services were of an exceptionally ‘high quality.’

The promotion of children’s welfare and learning was also recorded as exceptional and leads to children experiencing ‘positive outcomes’ in their learning and development.

Each year The Children’s Society Warrington works with over 500 children, young people, parents and carers through its various projects.  The centre includes work with children and young people who have additional needs and who may be particularly vulnerable, such as those who are disabled or in difficult social situations.

The OFSTED report noted the good outcomes were a direct result of an excellent management and staff team who work extremely well together.

Sue Preston, The Children’s Society’s Deputy Programme Manager, said “It’s an anxious time for staff, parents and children as the future is uncertain because of council cuts to our funding. We have worked hard to sustain the service here during our 30 years in Warrington. The OFSTED report is a tribute to a great team and the excellent relationships we’ve built with hundreds of local parents and children.”


For further information on The Children’s Society www.childrenssociety.org.uk please contact Eulina Clairmont, Media Officer, on 0207 841 4445 or email eulina.clairmont@childrenssociety.org.uk

Notes to editors

The Children’s Society in Warrington Programme has helped and supported children and young people in Warrington for thirty years and is part-funded by Warrington Council.

The Children’s Society wants to create a society where children can be children, childhood is respected and every child is valued for who they are. Our approach is driven by our Christian values and by the voices of children and young people, who are at the heart of all we do. In 2009 The Children’s Society published The Good Childhood Inquiry, the UK's first independent national inquiry into childhood. Its aims were to renew society's understanding of modern childhood and to inform, improve and inspire all our relationships with children. The Children's Society is continuing to improve this understanding of issues affecting children through all of its ongoing work.