'Serious concern' over children's services

Children's services in Neath Port Talbot are failing to protect vulnerable people according to an inspection body.

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Welsh government responds to 'serious concerns'

The Deputy Minister for Social Services has said she is not prepared for services to children to fall below acceptable standards.

I want to emphasise that the action being taken by the Chief Inspector is designed to act as a driver for improvement and to enable the authority to support their staff in achieving the best outcomes for children and their families.

– Gwenda Thomas, Deputy Minister for Social Services

The minister added that she has met with the Leader and the Chief Executive of the council and that she expects immediate action.

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