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Pembrokeshire safeguarding children: AM says council went 'badly wrong'

The Conservative spokeswoman for education has questioned how a council accused of failures in safeguarding children went "so badly wrong".

Angela Burns, Conservative AM for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire, was speaking after education body Estyn called for Pembrokeshire council to be placed in special measures.

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.

Ms Burns and Paul Miller, leader of the Labour group at Pembrokeshire council, spoke to Peter Johnson on BBC Radio Wales.

Mr Miller started by agreeing the authorities had not been satisfied.

  • 17 Dec 2012
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