Karen Mackay, who has previously spoken out about alleged abuse in Cardiff children's homes, recently publicly criticised a cut in prison sentence handed out to a former colleague Geoffrey Morris. A judge reduced Mr Morris's sentence for indecently assaulting three boys in care from five years to 40 months.
Ms Mackay, who subsequently received a warning letter from the assistant social services director, said her remarks were aimed at the sentence reduction not the council. 'I expressed my personal thoughts about the sentence on a man I had previously known and trusted being cut. That had nothing to do with the council.'