Manchester City Council said it will use the cash to employ additional social workers and team managers, with the aim of lowering social worker caseloads from the current average of 24 to 18. It aims to employ 132 members of staff by 2021.
Ofsted rated children's services in Manchester "inadequate" in 2014. Inspectors said nearly 500 children were potentially left at risk because social work assessments were not carried out quickly enough.
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