The Department for Education will consider what further actions are needed to ensure "vulnerable children in Coventry are sufficiently protected" following the publication of another critical report of children's services in the city.
A Dfe spokesman said the measures introduced at Coventry City Council in the wake of four-year-old Daniel Pelka's death were "simply not good enough".
"While we accept securing sustainable improvement takes time, today's report shows that the pace of change in Coventry has simply not been good enough.
"We will now consider what further actions are needed to ensure all vulnerable children in Coventry are sufficiently protected," the spokesman added.
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