TWENTY jobs are set to go from Westminster Council's children's services department.
Labour councillors say they are worried about the impact the loss of 20 jobs could have on child protection services, early years services and on the council's ability to give advice and support to schools in difficulty.
Leader of the Labour group, Councillor Paul Dimoldenberg, said: "We're very concerned at the loss of 20 jobs in children's services at a time when child protection issues are of concern to everyone.
"We also want to scrutinise the job losses to see what impact they will have on early years services and support to schools."
Westminster Council's strategic director for children and young people, Michael O'Connor, said the job cuts were part of a council restructure to improve services.
He added: "It's anticipated that through efficiency savings, 20 posts will no longer be required, but I can assure residents that none of these will be front line staff from child protection, early years or schools support services.
"Our top priority is to make sure that children at risk get the help they need at the earliest possible stage, and to provide services to ensure every child in Westminster has the very best start in life."