A recent Ofsted report has found that Brent Council's vulnerable children's services "require improvement to be good."
The report, published on November 30, found that the council's Local Safeguarding Children Board, which looks after vulnerable children including those that need care, recommended that it needed improvement.
According to the report, only one service offered by the council was rated as 'good', while services such as children who need help and protection, leadership, management and governance and children looked after and achieving permanence all needed improvement.
Adoption performance was praised in the report, with improvements noted in adoption timescales and the duration of care proceedings,which have reportedly been more than halved in length over the last year.
A summary of the overall findings of the report said: "Children’s services in Brent require improvement to be good.
“Although strong and focused leadership has led to the achievement of a number of important improvements in the quality of services, the local authority is not yet delivering consistently good services for children and young people.”
Ofsted confirmed that there are no serious widespread concerns about Brent Council's safeguarding children board.
A Brent Council spokesman told getwestlondon that the assessment of Ofsted accurately reflected the council's own self-assessment.
The report noted improved work with prevention and care for children who were sexually exploited and praised the council for their strong adoption work.
Cllr Ruth Moher, cabinet member for children and young people, said: "I am pleased that the substantial improvements we have made over the last year have been acknowledged in the detail of the report.
“We are far from complacent, and are committed to the journey to move onwards and upwards from this 'requires improvement' category towards 'good' and 'outstanding'."
Nationally, 51% of local authorities were rated as 'requires improvement' overall, while 26% were judged as inadequate.
Only two London boroughs achieved a 'good' assessment result - Kingston upon Thames and Enfield.