The Leader of Pembrokeshire County Council says he's perplexed by the ministers' letter when he was due to meet them tomorrow.
I am also surprised at the content of this letter, given the positive discussions we have had with the Pembrokeshire Ministerial Board since the formation of the new council. I am concerned that some of the views which appear to have been expressed to ministers do not reflect the current position within the authority.
Indeed, in the absence of clear lines of communication with ministers, I think we will find it difficult to make effective progress. I hope to resolve some of these matters when I meet ministers tomorrow.
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.
Council leader Jamie Adams insists it has made good progress, but accepts there is more to do be done to improve children's services.