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.
More top news
A hospital for children with mental health problems in Stafford has been slammed by health officials.
The move comes despite the force receiving £2.5 million less from the government again this year.
A British backpacker who died after he was stabbed trying to save a fellow traveller from Derbyshire has been nominated for a bravery award.