Vale of Glamorgan services ‘improving’

Child protection services in Vale of Glamorgan Council are not
serving children well, according to an inspection by the Social
Services Inspectorate for Wales.

The inspectors found that services were improving, but
considerable progress was still needed. A key issue was the
difficulty in recruiting social workers with the skills and
experience needed to protect children.

Meanwhile, an inspection of Denbighshire’s child protection
services found that more consistency is needed to ensure cases
receive the attention that child protection guidance requires. But
social workers were praised for acting promptly when they receive
information about children at risk and for working well with other

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