Sandwell’s children’s services boss, Councillor Bob Badham, has stepped down from his post after Ofsted assessed the council's arrangements for protecting children to be inadequate.
Ofsted carried out an unannounced inspection of child protection services in February this year.
It uncovered failings in overall effectiveness, help and protection for young people, quality of practice, and leadership and governance.
As the cabinet member I have final responsibility for ensuring children’s services are fit for purpose. The Ofsted report has made it clear that they are not and therefore I have decided to resign with immediate effect.
I was fully aware of problems with the service and knew we had to take radical action.
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