Northamptonshire Council: Government takes over children's services The government has taken over a cash-strapped council's children's services department after a report found people in its care were at "potential risk".
Earlier this month, a letter from Ofsted to the chief executive of Northamptonshire County Council said its social workers were "overwhelmed".
The government says the council's children's services is failing to perform "to an adequate standard".
The authority has twice banned itself from spending in 2018 amid cash issues. BBC Northampton