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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Following a visit by the Care Social Services Inspectorate Wales in April 2017, it was agreed no further admissions be accepted until inspectors were satisfied the risks to people's health and intake wellbeing had been satisfied.
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) inspectors said the quality of care given by staff, who look after up to 40 people with a wide range of needs, was good and that residents seemed relaxed and happy.
Many residents were dehydrated, with some so thirsty their lips were cracked, the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales said.
Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW), which is responsible for regulating adult care, childcare and social services, said more needs to be done to drive up improvements in the sector.
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) published a report on Thursday into Cardiff council's children's services following their inspection in January 2016.
Wales' Care and Social Services Inspectorate has demanded answers from Gwynedd county council over conditions at Frondeg home in Caernarfon.
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 who inspected our children's services said we are serving most people well, with excellent prospects.
A city council spokeswoman said: 'One of the criticisms from the Social Services Inspectorate was that we are not people-focused.
Linda said: "I am fortunate to be joining a social services department that has been praised by the Social Services Inspectorate and has a good track record.
A specialist review team, managed jointly by the Audit Commission and the Department of Health's Social Services Inspectorate, carried out a detailed review between October 2002 and January 2003.
But now a new management team has overhauled the entire service and a report released by the Social Services Inspectorate this week says there has been significant improvement and the council should be proud of their achievements.

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