CHILDREN'S services in Haringey are still rated as 'poor' more than two years after the death of Baby Peter.

The dismal rating comes as Ofsted's annual review of 152 local authorities is published on a first-of-its kind website — Oneplace — that exposes the quality of public services from children's welfare to recycling and crime.

Haringey Council's children's department was branded one of the nine worst-performing in the country and the worst of all the 32 London boroughs.

The boroughs of Camden, City of London, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston-upon-Thames, Lewisham, Richmond-upon-Thames, Tower Hamlets and Wandsworth were all deemed as "excellent" in the Ofsted report.

Since the death of Peter Connelly in August 2007, the council has had a complete overhaul of its department in response to a series of damning Ofsted inspections.

The 17-month-old died having suffered sustained a catalogue of injuries over a period of months including a broken back and fractured ribs despite having regular contact with Haringey social workers and health workers.

The report states: "Children's services in Haringey perform poorly. There are significant weaknesses in areas of social care provision. Services to safeguard children are inadequate."

The report added that only "limited progress" had been made to address these concerns.

Opposition leader Councillor Robert Gorrie, of Haringey Liberal Democrats opposition group, said the rating was "unforgiveable" that the Labour-led council was still failing vulnerable young people.

Mr Gorrie added: "The staff seem to be trying their best, but Labour are failing to provide the leadership so sorely needed."

Council leader Claire Kober said: "We continue to work very hard to address the fundamental problems in our child protection services. Major changes have already been made and officers and councillors are committed to doing all we can to make Haringey's child protection the best there is."

She admitted the improvements posed a "serious challenege" but added that through work with NHS Haringey and the police they were aiming for the highest possible standard.

Ofsted's Chief inspector Christine Gilbert said the Government's education watchdog had stepped up the thoroughness of its investigations.

She added: "We are using more first-hand inspection evidence, gathered by a range of highly knowledgeable and experienced inspectors looking at services and settings, from schools and childcare, to services for vulnerable children, and those for young people in colleges and sixth forms."

Oneplace combines information from six independent inspectorates including Ofsted, Audit Commission, the Care Quality Commission, and the inspectorates of constabulary, probation and prisons.