Milton Keynes has seen a substantial
improvement in the management and quality of its children’s
services, according to a joint review by the Audit Commission and
the Social Services Inspectorate.
Children’s services have seen a greater
partnership with families, a higher level of family support, and a
well-managed reduction in the number of children looked after and
on the Child Protection Register.
The review concluded: “Overall, Milton Keynes
has made impressive recent progress and has demonstrated, in
children’s and some adults’ services, that it can successfully
But despite recent progress, the review found
that some weaknesses remain in adult services, with gaps in
provision for older people and disabled people. There was
particular concern about the need to promote choice and
independence, and to increase the numbers of supported people
living at home.