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.
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.