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Welsh Government Ministers Leighton Andrews and Carl Sargeant have issued a statement giving their response to a report by Estyn and the Wales Audit Office on child protection services in Pembrokeshire County Council.
In the statement, they confirm that the Pembrokeshire Ministerial Board will remain in place to ensure continued support in relation to improving safeguarding in the authority and to help in any transition to new support arrangements when these are agreed.
A Welsh council is facing two separate demands for intervention over how it safeguards some of the most vulnerable children in its communities.
The education inspectors Estyn have issued a damming report on the leadership of services in Pembrokeshire. They say the authority should be put into special measures.
Meanwhile, the Auditor General for Wales says his team have found a "a lack of progress" in safeguarding children. That's despite a series of scathing reports in the past, as Owain Phillips reports.
Pembrokeshire Council should be placed in special measures, according to the education watchdog, Estyn.
A report by the education inspectorate says there are shortcomings in leadership of the authority's education services.
The Wales Audit office also says the underlying issues with previous problems haven't been tackled by the Council, as Owain Phillips reports.
Pembrokeshire Council should be placed in special measures, according to a report by education watchdog, Estyn. It follows a report into education services in the local authority.
The report follows up on a similar inspection of education services in Pembrokeshire carried out in June 2011, which recommended that Pembrokeshire was placed in the category of being in need of significant improvement.
The leader of Pembrokeshire County Council has written to ministers after the Welsh Government gave it an ultimatum over concerns at how it safeguards children.
In the letter, Councillor Jamie Adams promised a "wide-ranging" investigation into allegations that disruptive children had been locked in padded rooms at the Pupil Referral Unit.
He said that there had been "a marked improvement" in improving the level of scrutiny within the council, and encouraging council officers and front line staff to air their concerns.
The Welsh Government have responded to the meeting held with Pembrokeshire Council today. Ministers stood by their joint statement and letter to the leader yesterday and reiterated their strength of feeling about the situation in Pembrokeshire.
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The Audit Office says despite some improvements, underlying issues have still not been tackled and the authority needs more help.
The latest report into child protection services in Pembrokeshire finds that whilst there have been improvements, more needs to be done.