Leeds & West Yorkshire

Child services at Leeds council 'improving'

A government notice demanding improvements in children's services at Leeds City Council has been lifted.

In March 2010 the council was served following an inspection where children's services were rated as "inadequate".

The council said it had worked hard to improve services.

In a letter to the council, Under Secretary of State for Children and Families, Tim Loughton MP, said significant improvements had been made.

An Ofsted report in October found five of the nine measures they assessed were now "good" with the other four rated "adequate". None were inadequate.

Councillor Judith Blake, executive member for children's services, said: "This is great news for Leeds and I'd like to thank everyone from the council and from our partner agencies, who have worked so hard to improve services for vulnerable children and young people.

"It is good to have the progress acknowledged."

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