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The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) have issued a warning about a man in the Merthyr area who they say is impersonating a member of Welsh Government or CSSIW. The individual involved has been cold-calling at people’s homes to attempt to discuss domiciliary care with members of the…
A joint inspection of services for older people in Falkirk has highlighted areas of good performance and also made recommendations where further improvements can be made. The report follows a joint inspection by the Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland which looked at how well the health and social work…
A housing support service in North Ayrshire has been given top marks in an inspection by the Care Inspectorate. It is the second inspection in a row where inspectors graded North Ayrshire Council’s temporary furnished housing support service as ‘excellent’. Following the most recent inspection, inspectors noted: “We found during…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) are seeking your views on what you think about their proposed inspection framework. The implementation of the Social Services and Wellbeing (Wales) Act and the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Bill means that the legislative and policy context for social…
A team of specialist inspectors have concluded their fieldwork in a joint inspection of health and social care services across Argyll and Bute. The joint inspection is looking at how well social care and healthcare services are working together to support older people. In particular, inspectors look at how well…
The biggest changes to education inspection since the introduction of Ofsted have now been confirmed. Her Majesty's Chief Inspector, Sir Michael Wilshaw, set out details for new shorter inspections, which will take place once every three years and will look at the quality of leadership. Speaking to more than 400…
An Edinburgh care at home service has been told it must make “significant improvements” by Scotland’s social care regulator. The Care Inspectorate served a formal Improvement Notice on Allied Healthcare (Edinburgh)’s service after an inspection raised serious concerns. The service must now meet the terms of the Improvement Notice or…
Services for children and young people in North Lanarkshire are performing well according to a new inspection report published yesterday. It follows a joint inspection of services across the North Lanarkshire Community Planning Partnership by an expert team from the Care Inspectorate, Education Scotland, Healthcare Improvement Scotland and Her Majesty’s…
A housing support service in Airdrie has received top marks from Scotland’s social care regulator for the second inspection in a row. Inspectors gave Monklands Women’s Aid marks of ‘excellent’ across the board after a short-notice inspection, the second inspection in a row which saw the service achieve these grades.…
The Care Inspectorate has today published a progress review on services for children and young people in the Dumfries and Galloway community planning partnership area. It comes just over a year after a joint inspection of services in the area highlighted concerns with how well some services were safeguarding children.…
Karen Anderson has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of Scotland's care regulator, The Care Inspectorate. Karen has served as director of strategic development and depute chief executive at the Care Inspectorate since 2012. Previously she held various executive roles in the organisation since its inception and in its…
A nursery in Stirling has been given top marks by inspectors for the second inspection in a row. Inspectors from the Care Inspectorate graded Arnprior Nursery as “excellent” across all areas inspected. In their most recent inspection inspectors noted: “The service holds an important place within the local community. It…