An undercover documentary filmed in a children’s services department will air next Thursday.
Channel 4’s Dispatches will air a one hour documentary on experiences from Birmingham’s children’s services on Thursday 26 May at 10pm. The programme is called ‘Undercover: Inside Britain’s Children’s Services’,
In the brief description, Dispatches quotes chief inspector of Ofsted Sir Michael Wilshaw, who branded the services “a national disgrace” in 2013.
Birmingham’s children’s services have a troubled past, having been branded ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted in its last three inspections. The council is currently in the middle of its three year improvement journey which began in 2014.
In 2010, Dispatches showed a documentary filmed by an undercover social worker in Surrey’s children’s services, which uncovered problems within the service.
Birmingham council said it was too soon to comment on the show.