Social Services Inspectorate

Social Services Inspectorate

A body set up in England (there are separate inspectorates in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland) in 1985 as a professional division of the Department of Health, which undertakes reviews of social service departments.

The SSI inspects and reviews programmes in lock-step with other inspectorates; monitors councils’ implementation of new policy and legislative mandates; collects and analyses evidence about performance to form a robust judgement; works with relevant stakeholders (e.g., auditors and Strategic Health Authorities), and links to other systems such as comprehensive performance assessment, local public service agreements and local delivery plans; and meets with senior managers and other council leaders to discuss their key performance challenges, and strategies for improvement.
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A spokesperson for Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales said: "Unfortunately we are not in a position to act on this information ourselves as the care home is no longer in operation.
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) said all its inspections on care homes were unannounced.
She complained to the home's manager, and later to Gwynedd's chief executive Harry Thomas plus the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales.
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.
Officers from the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales will now examine the council's review and produce a report this July.
The Social Services Inspectorate also discovered there had been "inappropriate physical contact" between the youngsters.
The three-star rating follows reviews by the Government's Social Services Inspectorate.
A team of inspectors from the Social Services Inspectorate, including an assessor with learning disabilities, found the county council was "serving most people well and had excellent capacity for further improvement.
Newcastle City Council children's services has received the equivalent of three-star rating from the Social Services Inspectorate.
In this year's annual review of the department, the government's social services inspectorate (SSI) commended Warwickshire's improving rate of adoption and high levels of foster care.
If so the Social Services Inspectorate want to hear your views - good and bad

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