Vulnerable children in Birmingham 'not consistently safe'
3 October 2013 Last updated at 22:31 BST
The head of children's services in Birmingham, Peter Hay, has admitted that vulnerable children in the city are "not consistently safe".
He made the admission after the publication of a report which sharply criticised failings in the care of children in the city.
The council has been given a final warning by the government to improve.
Mark Easton reports.