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'Poor' child care at 20 councils

One in seven councils in England are "inadequate" at caring for some of the most vulnerable children in society, an Ofsted report found.

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Full list of 20 councils with 'inadequate' child protection

The standard of child protection services at 20 councils has been judged to be "inadequate" by watchdog Ofsted.

The full list of the failing local authorities:

  • Barnsley
  • Bexley
  • Birmingham
  • Blackpool
  • Calderdale
  • Cambridgeshire
  • Cheshire East
  • Cumbria
  • Devon
  • Doncaster
  • Herefordshire
  • Isle of Wight
  • Kingston upon Thames
  • Medway
  • Norfolk
  • Northamptonshire
  • Rochdale
  • Sandwell
  • Slough
  • Somerset

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