The report covers Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council’s (the Council) delivery and evaluation of services in relation to 2012-13, its planning of improvement for 2013-14 and, taking these into account, concludes whether the Auditor General believes that the Council will make arrangements to secure continuous improvement for 2014-15.
The Council has made some improvements, such as in Education, Adult Social Services and Community Safety but particular challenges remain in Children’s Services. The Council is taking appropriate steps to improve its ability to evaluate its own performance. The Council is reviewing and changing its arrangements for planning and supporting improvement to meet the challenges ahead. The Council is likely to make appropriate arrangements to secure continuous improvement for 2014-15.