The news is an endorsement of the hard work put in by the council over the last 18 months to address the concerns of the social services inspectorate and the minister.
In order to safeguard the improvements made to date, the minister has asked the council to ensure that the percentage of unallocated cases of children on the child protection register and children looked after should not increase over the next three months
Additionally the council has to continue to submit monthly monitoring information to the SSI to ensure sustained performance improvement.
Fran Pearson, chair of Hackney LBC social services committee said: 'We are delighted that the minister has decided to take this action. Hackney Council is dedicated to achieving excellence in all areas of social services, the lifting of these directions is a clear reflection of the hard work which has gone in to improving services over the last year.'