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Pembrokeshire safeguarding children: Audit Office reports 'lack of progress'

A council should be placed in special measures after being accused of failures in safeguarding children, says education body Estyn.

Pembrokeshire education services are still unsatisfactory, a report by the the schools inspectorate found.

A special board was sent in after highly critical reports identified failings amid claims children were locked in a padded "time out" room.

The council said it was committed to resolving the issues.

In a separate report, the auditor general for Wales found a "lack of progress" in improving arrangements for safeguarding children and called for further ministerial action.

Alan Morris, group director at the Wales Audit Office, told Oliver Hides of BBC Radio Wales what the investigation in August found.

  • 17 Dec 2012
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