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NSPCC West Midlands say high quality child protection is "non-negotiable"

The NSPCC West Midlands has said that high quality child protection is a "non-negotiable" service.

They said that findings of the Ofsted report into Birmingham City Council, failing to protect vulnerable children, are a "cause for concern".

And that is is unacceptable that services in Birmingham continue to be poor.

"The report also recognises that the services in the city have shown recent improvement and we welcome the local authority's commitment to ensuring this progress continues. It is vital that this work remains a top priority at all times so no child falls through the gaps with potentially catastrophic consequences."Through our innovative new services for the most vulnerable children, young people and families in Birmingham, we will continue to work with colleagues in the city to support these improvements, and also challenge if we have concerns."

– Sandra Lescott-Robinson, NSPCC West Midlands head of services for children and families

They said they aim to ensure that vulnerable local children can get the help they "need and deserve".

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