South West Wales

Police investigate Carmarthenshire nursery 'assault'

Police are investigating claims that a child at a Carmarthenshire nursery was assaulted by a member of staff.

Dyfed-Powys Police said they were called over an allegation at the Welsh-medium Cylch Meithrin Cefneithin a Gorslas.

Officers were "working closely with members of the Local Safeguarding Children Board and the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales".

The nursery in Cross Hands serves the villages of Cefneithin and Gorslas.

It has been closed since the complaint was made to police.

The police statement added: "The safety, welfare and protection of vulnerable children is an absolute priority of all the organisations involved."

The nursery is one of scores of Welsh language nursery centres across Wales run by the charity, Mudiad Meithrin.

A spokesperson for Mudiad Meithrin said: "Every child's security is of paramount importance to the Mudiad Meithrin and the Mudiad makes sure that there are policies and plans of action in place for when there are allegations of mistreatment.

"The Mudiad Meithrin will work closely with the relevant agencies over the next few weeks and the intention is to reopen the Cylch as soon as possible in order to provide the best care and education to the children of the area once again.

"We cannot make any further comment at the moment."

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