Inspectors have rated a borough’s children’s services ‘outstanding’.
Officials from education watchdog Ofsted visited Redbridge and ranked its services among the top performers in the country.
Inspectors visited between April and May and praised ‘exceptional leadership’ in the borough.
The inspection report said: “Senior managers demonstrate relentless drive and ambition for children, leading to the provision of consistently strong and highly effective services for them.”
Inspectors said services had strengthened since the last inspection.
The borough’s overall rating went up from ‘good’ in 2016 to ‘outstanding’ at this visit.
The report added: “This exemplary management has created conditions that afford workers the time, professional expertise and capacity to get to know children and young people well.
“This best practice secures positive experiences and good progress for children.
“The regulator found child protection services that were outstanding during the last inspection, including the ‘front door’, described as a model of efficiency and excellence, have been further enhanced, meaning that even the best services have improved.”
The council was also praised for its handling of gang risks, county lines and exploitation issues.