A senior Ealing official has been called in to help Haringey council improve its services following the Baby P scandal.
Darra Singh, Ealing Council's Chief Executive, has been appointed to a new external Quality Outcomes Board which will support and advise social workers, police and health staff, and strengthen the supervision of services.
The board will meet every six weeks over the next year and Darra Singh said it was an honour to be considered for the unpaid role.
Mr Singh said: "The aim of the board is to provide expert external advice and constructive criticism to enable Haringey Council to rapidly deliver improved services particularly in the area of child protection.
"It is a tribute to Ealing Council that we are held in such high regard across London and central government that we have been asked to assist."
The board will be chaired by the Leader of Haringey Council, Cllr Claire Kober, and senior figures from other boroughs, including the Hackney Mayor Jules Pipe, Anne Marie Carrie, Director for families and children at Kensington and Chelsea and representatives from the department of children, schools and families.
Cllr Kober said: "I am determined to drive through the changes needed, and this is a voluntary group of critical friends that will work as a sounding board for our progress.
"Opening ourselves up to external advice, support and challenge in this way can only strengthen our efforts and assist our improvement plans.
"We accept that things went badly wrong. We are committed to making things right and the board will help us on our way."