CSSIW 2016-17 annual report published
An annual report 2016-17 shows did CSSIW regulation of services provided 112 234 6,133 spaces, and maintain more than 2,700 inspections across adult and children's services and child care services and play. This included 27 inspections on weekends.
The inspectorate did change the way it works with local authorities, the introduction of new inspection frameworks, change how and when it conducts its inspections, and start preparing for the implementation of the Regulation and Care Quality (Wales) Regulations 2016.
CSSIW dealt with 4,293 registration changes services and ways of working and received 33,488 notifications from services. The inspectorate received 3,956 of concerns regarding services across Wales, identified 1,145 cases of non-compliance. He worked with 195 of services to help them improve.
The age range was looked after children in registered services will be extended from eight years old to 12 years old, and held two CSSIW data collection exercise for the Self Assessment Statement Service, encouraging care providers to sign up for an online account.
The inspectorate did work closely with the Food Standards Agency and Environmental Health and, consequently, it agreed with the FSA protocol so that any concerns about food hygiene are reported promptly in order for them to help shape its planning inspections.
Chief Inspector Gillian Baranski said:
"This has been a transitional year and challenging for CSSIW.
"This work was not achieved on their own, but it is the result of the commitment of our staff, our colleagues in the Welsh Government and partner organizations, which are all committed to improving the quality and safety of services provided for the people of Wales. "
Gillian Baranski also made a tribute to former Chief Inspector pay Imelda Richardson, who left the organization during September 2016.
The report on the link http://cssiw.org.uk/our-reports/annual-reports/2016-2017/?lang=en