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SUFFOLK County Council’s protection of children has been praised after an unannounced Ofsted inspection last month.

Inspectors reported that assessments are of a high quality and that risk factors which impact on children’s safety are assessed to consistently high standards.

Area teams are fully staffed by qualified social workers and newly qualified staff are given adequate supervision.

There is no unallocated work and caseloads are manageable. This had been an area for priority action at the last inspection.

Timely action is also taken to ensure children are safe and supervision of social workers is regular and recorded.

The out of hours service can also call on extra resources to protect children, such as emergency residential places and fostering, says the report.