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Birmingham’s CPA confidence

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Birmingham City Council, the UK’s largest local authority, looks set to have escaped being downgraded as part of the final year of the comprehensive performance assessment (CPA).

In December, it received an ‘inadequate’ rating in the safeguarding category in Ofsted’s annual performance assessment - a crucial factor in determining the CPA rating.

However, sources at the council claim it has improved sufficiently in other areas to escape being downgraded.

“We’ve probably done okay, we think we are unlikely to have gone down,” the source said. “We’ve been doing well in things like housing.”

Ofsted’s tougher post- Baby P scandal line has sparked concerns that the recent trend for continuous improvement may be under threat.

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