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  • 10 June 2022
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We have published the findings of our performance evaluation inspection in Pembrokeshire County Council adults and children’s services

The inspection took place between 28 March to 8 April 2022.

We conducted this inspection to review the local authority’s performance in exercising its social services duties and functions in line with legislation, on behalf of Welsh Ministers.

Summary of findings

  • Pembrokeshire County Council has been experiencing a challenging social care context in common with other local authorities across Wales.
  • We found the local authority can respond to immediate safeguarding needs and crises, but delay and drift is evident in some situations, impacting people’s outcomes.
  • We saw some excellent examples of staff engagement with people living in complex circumstances. However, delays with assessments and reviews are a significant concern for managers of adult services.
  • Although there are excellent operational examples of services working together, effective are not always in place to commission and deliver fully integrated, high quality, sustainable outcomes for certain groups of adults.
  • The local authority has a significant challenge to ensure sufficiency of good placements that are matched to the needs of children looked after (CLA).
  • Children’s services practitioners understand their role and responsibilities in contributing to safeguarding and promoting the well-being of children, but vacancies and workload are compromising their capacity to achieve this.

To view all our findings and recommendations please visit the report page below:

Report of performance evaluation inspection: Pembrokeshire County Council