SIR - Leaders of Bradford Council should hang their heads in shame and preferably resign. To issue a statement and include the insulting phrase, lessons will be learned, is beyond unacceptable.

They will hide behind the usual underfunded, under resourced excuses. These facts obviously played their parts with The Council and other agencies but so did incompetence.

Unless high level personnel pay with their livelihoods, in preference to foot soldiers, and major reforms introduced, we will be revisiting this nightmare once again

Philip Crowther, Beckfield Road, Bingley