A manager in a West Midlands council has resigned following an Ofsted investigation, which found that child protection services weren't good enough.
Helen Smith, director of Child Services, has left Sandwell Council following an inspection in February this year.
Improvements are now being made, the council has confirmed, with more social workers being employed to help resolve the problem.
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