In another success for London's children's social workers, Bromley's Children's Services have been awarded an 'Outstanding' rating from Ofsted, across all categories.

Since Ofsted’s new inspection framework was introduced in 2022, which includes the new judgement for care leavers, Bromley is only the third local authority to have received outstanding across the four key crtieria: 

  • The impact of leaders on social work practice with children and families

  • The experiences and progress of children who need help and protection

  • The experiences and progress of children in care

  • The experiences and progress of care leavers

Councillor Kate Lymer, Bromley's Deputy Leader and Executive Councillor for Children, Education and Families, voiced her immense pride in the borough, and the team effort that led towards them receiving the best possible feedback.

“This outstanding result is testament to the hard work of so many people. Reading words or phrases in the report such as ‘impressive, high quality, highly effective, successful and excellent service in our multiple service areas underlines what is being achieved. I want to thank our hardworking staff for their passion, dedication and brilliance and that of our police and health partners too. This work literally impacts on future generations. We want to see all our children reach their full potential in as many ways as possible which is why we remain ambitious for our children and we will remain resolutely focussed on this.”

Cllr. Kate Lymer, Bromley

Read the full report from Ofsted here, or - if you'd like to join their Oustanding team - find out more about working in Bromley and view their current roles.