Council 'tardy' in dealing with child abuse claims

A WELSH council was criticised for the way it investigated complaints that a young boy was left alone with a convicted child abuser, it was reported today.

The Public Services Ombudsman for Wales said Pembrokeshire County Council was "tardy" in instigating child protection procedures.

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The case took place five years ago. The child's father, who had stopped living at the family home, had raised concerns to the council about the child's care.