Less than a quarter of services were rated "good" by Ofsted, it said, which the committee described as "by no standards" an improvement. The PAC called on the DfE to "set out detailed plans, including a timetable and resources, for how it will work with local authorities to transform services". Ministers needed to explain how they would ensure that all children have equal access to high-quality services, and how they will attract more "high-calibre people" to social work, said the report. And it called for more resources for Ofsted to conduct quality checks, and greater readiness to intervene to nip local problems in the bud. 'Tough action' Committee chair Meg Hillier said it was "completely unacceptable" that so little progress in the past five years, adding improvements were "woefully overdue". "Government complacency over improving children's services must end now," said Ms Hillier. "There are nearly 800,000 children in need of help or protection every year - children who my sources for far too long have been let down by the support available." The government's target of 2020 to transform the system "better serves Whitehall than it does vulnerable young people in need of help", said Ms Hillier. She called on the the Department for Education to provide the committee with clear plans to drive improvement. A DfE spokesman said it had a relentless focus on keeping children safe, and it was wrong to suggest otherwise. Innovation "This year we published plans to deliver excellent children's social care across the country, and through new legislation are further strengthening protection for the most vulnerable children and transforming the support available to them. "We take tough action where councils are failing children, stepping in to make sure improvement plans are taken forward as a matter of urgency." He added that councils had increased spending on children's social care by around 850m since 2010-11, to nearly 7bn last year.
James Russell, president of SWAC Cecil County. After shopping, the party moves back to the firehouse where the kids enjoy lunch รองเท้าส้นเตารีดแบบสวม and volunteers wrap each gift. The families are also given food for holiday meals. Walmart donated turkeys, while fundraisers held throughout the year and community donations support the rest of the project. More than 250 volunteers make SWAC work. Daniel Everett, 5, was most interested in sets of Matchbox cars. Deputy Maryland State Fire Marshal Howard Ewing was all smiles watching his charge select from the shelves packed full of toys. As long as that young man is happy, thats all the matters, Ewing said. This is awesome. Ewing and fellow fire marshal Derek Chapman were new to SWAC. Chapman and volunteer Maggie Penhollow kept track of the funds left on Kayley Everetts gift card.
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