Norfolk council chief Wendy Thomson leads children’s services improvement bid
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Norfolk County Council's top officer has taken a leading role in trying to improve children's services in the region.
The council's children's services department, which has been rated as 'inadequate' by Ofsted twice since 2013, has been the focus of an investigation by this newspaper as part of our Fighting For Their Futures campaign.
The council's managing director, Wendy Thomson, is now chairing a children's services 'improvement board', which met for the first time at the end of January and has met on one other occasion since.
It is tasked with bringing groups together to make sure children's services are up to scratch.
Dr Thomson, who has an academic background in social work, has been the council's managing director since 2014.
Board members include the representatives from the police, NHS, Department for Education (DfE), as well as politicians and managers from the council's children's services department and human resources.