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Cumbria's former Director of Public Health has condemned the County's child protection services - saying that they have failed and left young people at risk.
It is a claim that the County Council strongly denies, but Professor John Ashton insists radical changes are needed to keep children safe.
Watch the full report from Ryan Dollard below.
A statement from Cumbria County Council has defended the allegations made against them regarding child protections services in the county:
The former Director of Public Health in Cumbria has criticised child protection services in the county saying that he believes young people are at risk of harm.
It is a charge the county council denies, saying that an independent inspection of children's services last year judged that children in Cumbria are safe.
However, John Ashton says the council lacks the will and ability to improve the way it looks after young people: