SSIWSocial Services Inspectorate for Wales (UK)
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She added that the SSIW were 'happy' with progress being made.
I personally met the SSIW this week and they are happy with progress that is being made.
Mr Davies said a new head of adult services had only been in post for two months when the SSIW arrived.
The SSIW report says: ``There are several good or excellent services in place, such as employment placements for adults with learning disability and family support services for children in need.
Swansea was one of seven local authorities reviewed for the report and the SSIW said the city's child protection service was the only one of those inspected that was serving most people well, with promising prospects for improvement.
In a summary, SSIW deputy chief inspector Richard Tebboth, said: 'Over the past few years the authority has implemented major organisational changes and has worked hard to provide leadership and clarity of purpose for teams and individuals.
But he added, 'It is incomprehensible to us that the minister has ignored the constructive approach that we have been taking with the SSIW and, in the process, unilaterally torn up the agreement between the Welsh Local Government Association and the Assembly.
The SSIW report was ordered by Health Minister Jane Hutt after South Wales Central AM Jonathan Morgan took Coun Cowan's concerns to the Assembly.
Last month a report by the SSIW and the Audit Commission found that Hazelcroft symbolised ``all that is dysfunctional within the authority''.
The SSIW found that although there were many points of concern, most Hazelcroft residents ``spoke well of the care they received''.
Hafod has welcomed the SSIW inquiry and said it is satisfied it provides ``high standards of service''.
The SSIW also plans to look at similar arrangements between Hafod and the council at seven other Cardiff homes and at two homes run by Hafod and Vale of Glamorgan council.