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Council services' ratings

The Audit Commission produces an annual rating system for all English county councils and unitary authorities.

Services for vulnerable children in England deteriorated last year and remain the weakest area of councils' work, the Audit Commission has said.

Audit Commission report on council services

English local authorities' performance

Council Children & young people Overall rating
Barking and Dagenham 3 4 star
Barnet 3 3 star
Barnsley 3 3 star
Bath and North East Somerset 3 3 star
Bedfordshire 3 3 star
Bexley 3 4 star
Birmingham 2 2 star
Blackburn with Darwen 3 4 star
Blackpool 3 3 star
Bolton 3 4 star
Bournemouth 3 3 star
Bracknell Forest 3 3 star
Bradford 2 2 star
Brent 3 3 star
Brighton and Hove 3 4 star
Bristol 2 2 star
Bromley 3 4 star
Buckinghamshire 3 4 star
Bury 3 4 star
Calderdale 2 3 star
Cambridgeshire 3 3 star
Camden 4 4 star
Cheshire 3 3 star
Cornwall 2 3 star
Corporation of London 4 4 star
Coventry 3 4 star
Croydon 2 3 star
Cumbria 2 2 star
Darlington 3 4 star
Derby 3 4 star
Derbyshire 3 4 star
Devon 3 4 star
Doncaster 1 1 star
Dorset 3 3 star
Dudley 3 4 star
Durham 3 4 star
Ealing 3 4 star
East Riding of Yorkshire 3 4 star
East Sussex 3 4 star
Enfield 3 4 star
Essex 2 3 star
Gateshead 4 3 star
Gloucestershire 3 3 star*
Greenwich 2 3 star
Hackney 3 3 star
Halton 3 4 star
Hammersmith and Fulham 3 4 star
Hampshire 3 4 star
Haringey 1 1 star
Harrow 3 2 star
Hartlepool 3 4 star
Havering 3 3 star
Herefordshire 2 2 star
Hertfordshire 3 3 star
Hillingdon 3 2 star
Hounslow 3 4 star
Isle of Wight 2 2 star
Isles of Scilly 3 N/A
Islington 3 4 star
Kensington and Chelsea 4 4 star
Kent 3 4 star
Kingston-upon-Hull 3 3 star
Kingston-upon-Thames 4 3 star
Kirklees 3 4 star
Knowsley 3 4 star
Lambeth 3 3 star
Lancashire 2 3 star
Leeds 2 3 star
Leicester 2 2 star
Leicestershire 3 4 star
Lewisham 3 4 star
Lincolnshire 3 2 star*
Liverpool 3 2 star
Luton 3 3 star
Manchester 2 3 star
Medway 2 3 star
Merton 3 4 star
Middlesbrough 3 4 star
Milton Keynes 1 1 star
Newcastle-upon-Tyne 2 2 star
Newham 3 3 star
Norfolk 3 4 star
North East Lincolnshire 3 2 star
North Lincolnshire 3 3 star
North Somerset 3 3 star
North Tyneside 3 3 star
North Yorkshire 3 4 star
Northamptonshire 2 2 star
Northumberland 3 4 star
Nottingham 2 2 star
Nottinghamshire 3 4 star
Oldham 2 2 star
Oxfordshire 2 3 star
Peterborough 2 3 star
Plymouth 3 2 star
Poole 3 4 star
Portsmouth 2 3 star
Reading 2 3 star
Redbridge 3 3 star
Redcar and Cleveland 3 2 star
Richmond-upon-Thames 4 4 star
Rochdale 3 3 star
Rotherham 2 3 star
Rutland 3 3 star
Salford 2 3 star
Sandwell 2 2 star
Sefton 3 4 star
Sheffield 3 4 star
Shropshire 3 4 star
Slough 3 3 star
Solihull 3 3 star
Somerset 3 4 star
South Gloucestershire 3 4 star
South Tyneside 3 4 star
Southampton 2 3 star
Southend-on-Sea 3 3 star
Southwark 3 3 star
St Helens 3 4 star
Staffordshire 3 3 star
Stockport 3 4 star
Stockton-on-Tees 3 4 star
Stoke-on-Trent 2 2 star
Suffolk 3 4 star
Sunderland 3 4 star
Surrey 1* 1 star*
Sutton 3 4 star
Swindon 2 2 star
Tameside 3 4 star
Telford and Wrekin 2 3 star
Thurrock 2 2 star
Torbay 2 2 star
Tower Hamlets 4 4 star
Trafford 3 3 star
Wakefield 3 4 star
Walsall 3 3 star
Waltham Forest 3 4 star
Wandsworth 4 4 star
Warrington 3 4 star
Warwickshire 3 3 star
West Berkshire 3 3 star
West Sussex 2 3 star
Westminster 3 4 star
Wigan 3 4 star
Wiltshire 2 3 star
Windsor and Maidenhead 3 3 star
Wirral 3 3 star
Wokingham 2 2 star
Wolverhampton 2 2 star
Worcestershire 3 4 star
York 4 2 star



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