Care body praise for Midlothian fostering service

A follow up inspection of Midlothian Council’s Fostering Service has found the service has made significant improvements in just four months.

In August, after an initial inspection by the Care Inspectorate in May, the national body graded care and support, staffing, and management and leadership within the service as all ‘good’.

The inspectors of the independent scrutiny and improvement body, concluded: “The service has made significant progress in a short timescale, whilst continuing to maintain the strengths highlighted at the last inspection. We found Midlothian Council was committed to ensuring young people and carers’ views were adequately represented in developing and shaping the service. The staff team were knowledgeable, skilled and experienced and committed to improving outcomes for all service users of the fostering service.”