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Cumbria safeguarding children's services "inadequate"

Ofsted inspectors found social workers must get better at listening to children and act more quickly where they are not being properly looked after by their parents or carers.

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Full report: Child protection services judged to be "inadequate"

Cumbria County Council's child protection services have been judged to be inadequate after an unnannounced inspection by regulators Ofsted.

The review, which took place in May, concluded that social workers must act more quickly to step in when children are not being properly looked after and that more supervision is needed to bring about improvements.

Ryan Dollard reports:

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