The 2016-17 CSSIW (Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales) annual report shows how the inspectorate regulated 6,133 services providing 112,234 places, and carried out more than 2,700 inspections across adult and children’s services, and childcare and play. This included 27 inspections at weekends.
CSSIW changed the way it works with local authorities, introduced new inspection frameworks, changed how and when it carries out inspections, and started its preparations for the implementation of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016.
The inspectorate dealt with 4,293 changes to services’ registrations and ways of working and received 33,488 notifications from services. It received 3,956 concerns about services across Wales, and identified 1,145 non-compliances. It also worked with 195 services to improve.
The age range of children being cared for in registered services was extended from 8 years old up to 12 years, and CSSIW undertook two Self Assessment of Service Statement (SASS) data collection exercises, encouraging care providers to register for an online account with them.
The inspectorate worked closely with the Food Standards Agency and Environmental Health and as a result agreed a protocol with the Food Standards Agency so any food hygiene concerns are promptly reported to them to inform inspection planning.
You can read the full report here.