An improvement notice imposed on Salford council in 2010 has been lifted following a recent Ofsted inspection. Inspectors found that good improvement had been made in the child protection department. Improvements identified included better support being given to children and families, improved social worker retention and better communication with the police about missing children.

The latest Ofsted inspection, which took place in November 2012, was unannounced and rated the Salford’s children services department as ‘adequate’.

For further details see Manchester Evening News