Northamptonshire Police need to make more progress before it can offer assurances that children at risk in the county are being adequately protected, says a new report.
The force responded to inspections carried out by HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) and made changes to procedure, but still has more to do.
In January, as part of a pilot multi-agency inspection of child protection arrangements, the inspectorate found that the force was not giving sufficient priority to the protection of children.
The pilot found that child protection arrangements in Northamptonshire were wholly inadequate.
More top news
Town Councillors will vote on whether or not to apply to the Queen for 'Royal Town' status for Newmarket.
A woman from Newmarket has pledged to run the London Marathon, despite shattering her ankle in a riding accident.
Britain's first surrogate mum from Milton Keynes, is calling for a change in the law to encourage more women to help childless couples.