Independent inspectors have said the borough’s children’s services need to improve.

A recent Ofsted report examining Haringey Borough Council’s children’s services department said it “requires improvement”.

However the education and childcare watchdog found “no widespread or serious failures” which leave children “harmed or at serious risk of harm”.

Three other London boroughs, Bexley, Barking, and Dagenham and Hounslow, were also told they needed to improve.

Councillor Ann Waters, cabinet member for children, said recommendations made by the report are being taken on board  “wholeheartedly”.

She said: “Work is already underway on many areas for development and a detailed action plan to address the inspectors’ recommendations is being produced.

“We are committed to delivering the further change that is needed to make Haringey’s children’s services amongst the best in the country.”