"We're working closely with Neath Port Talbot Council and the Care and Social Services Inspectorate
Wales and are hopeful that a decision will soon be taken on when new placements can recommence."
<B Over the past year 2,851 concerns were reported to Care and Social Services Inspectorate
Wales in relation to poor care
Councillor Sue Lent, deputy leader of the council and cabinet member for early years, children and families, said: "This was a major test for the council coming two years after the last Care and Social Services Inspectorate
Wales visit, when children's services was in a much less robust position.
"We can confirm we have received a request for information regarding this matter from the Care and Social Services Inspectorate
(Wales) following a complaint they received and we have responded to them."
But now a new management team has overhauled the entire service and a report released by the Social Services Inspectorate
this week says there has been significant improvement and the council should be proud of their achievements.
Denise Platt, the head of the Social Services Inspectorate
(SSI), the social services watchdog, has been summoned to appear before the special session to give an explanation.
Figures from the Care and Social Services Inspectorate
show there has been a loss of 423 places across Wales for those requiring 24-hour care during the same period - 111 of them in North Wales and 92 in Gwynedd alone.
The BBC reported that the incident was referred to the Care and Social Services Inspectorate
and the council's safeguarding board.
A Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) professional hearing heard yesterday how Susan Greening was being assessed at Brithdir Nursing Home, New Tredegar, by an officer from the Care and Social Services Inspectorate
Wales (CSIW) when the incident was recorded in 2006.
Wrexham-based Pendine Park has recruited Gill Hughes, formerly team manager of the Care and Social Services Inspectorate
Wales in North Wales, as its Responsible Individual to promote clinical excellence.
Despite the shortcomings, the Social Services Inspectorate
study said it found evidence of good practice in many areas.
The three-star rating follows reviews by the Government's Social Services Inspectorate