“In light of today’s report, my first and primary concern is children’s safety and ensuring that the responsibility to children’s welfare is always met in Kirklees.
“I continue to be deeply concerned by the Ofsted report of 2016, and I believe that every child should benefit from high quality support when they need it. For any child to go unprotected, or not to have their needs met, is unacceptable.
“I welcome today’s report and the news that Leeds City Council will work in partnership with Kirklees in order to improve the service.
“I am clear that there should be no delay in rapidly improving local Children’s Services. That’s why I have sought an urgent meeting with the Leaders of Kirklees and Leeds City Councils, to discuss their plans going forward.”