Bristol Council’s children’s services have been rated as inadequate by inspectors.
The joint area review of children’s services, published last week and carried out by the Commission for Social Care Inspection, Ofsted and agencies covering areas such as youth justice and health, also said the council’s capacity to improve was inadequate.
Education, which was also rated as inadequate, dragged down the council’s rating. Children’s social care was classed as adequate.
Bristol was aware of the need to improve performance, said council leader Barbara Janke.
In other joint area reviews published last week, children’s services were rated as adequate in Salford and good in Brent and Stafford.