Pembs Council criticised further

The Education Minister says he's still not satisfied with Pembrokeshire's response to concerns about safeguards for children in its care. The board sent in to supervise the council is getting the power to insist that its instructions are followed.

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'We are doing more to safeguard children' says council leader

Pembrokeshire Council's leader says the county is improving how it safeguards children in its care. Cllr Jamie Adams was responding to a decision by the Education Minister, Leighton Andres, to strengthen the powers of the team he sent into the county after concerns were raised last year.

The Authority is making good progress in addressing the issues highlighted around children’s safeguarding issues. We remain committed to doing everything that can reasonably be expected to keep children in Pembrokeshire safe. I recognise there is still work to be done but I am determined that with the continued support of the Welsh Government we will reach a successful outcome.

– Pembrokeshire Council Leader Cllr Jamie Adams

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