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The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) have published a report today on Children’s Services in Monmouthshire County Council. The inspection, which took place in November 2014, looked closely at the experiences of children and young people who had needed or still need help and / or protection. The…
A new inspection report from HM Inspectorate of Constabulary (HMIC) has criticised Dyfed-Powys Police over its handling of cases involving children. In their inspection, HMIC found significant delays in the investigation of child protection cases. The force were also criticised after children were being unnecessarily detained in police custody overnight…
Inspectors who ordered the immediate closure of a private care home observed staff being rough with residents and soiled waste left in open bags, a report has found. Merok Park in Banstead, Surrey, was rated "inadequate" in every category with those living there deemed to be unsafe. But the Care…
A Scotland-wide review into how well the public is protected by arrangements for assessing and managing sex offenders is set to begin fieldwork. The review, carried out by the Care Inspectorate and HM Inspectorate of Constabulary in Scotland, will be looking at the Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements, or MAPPA,…
An Aberdeenshire care home has been instructed to make a string of improvements following a visit from inspectors. In a report produced by the Care Inspectorate, Alastrean House Care Home in Aboyne has been graded as “weak” across all four categories, including quality of care and support. Inspectors also found…
Annette Bruton, Chief Executive, has announced that she will be leaving the Care Inspectorate in the coming months to take up the post of Principal at Edinburgh College. Paul Edie, Chair of the Care Inspectorate, said: “I would like to thank Annette for her significant work since joining the Care…
A former senior official at children's care watchdog Ofsted has apologised for the organisation's failure to uncover widespread sexual exploitation in Rotherham. John Goldup, who joined Ofsted as director of social care in 2009 and was appointed deputy chief inspector in 2012, said that the watchdog did not focus as…
The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has published it's findings following a national inspection of safeguarding and care planning of vulnerable looked after children and care leavers. The inspection has identified that despite the hard work of staff too many looked after children feel disengaged from their own…
The regulator of health and adult social care has issued draft guidance for consultation on how providers across England can make sure they are meeting the Government’s new requirement for them to prominently display their performance ratings from April. This follows an amended regulation laid before Parliament yesterday by the…
A nursery in Perth has been given top marks by inspectors for the second inspection in a row. Inspectors from the Care Inspectorate graded Fairview School Nursery as “excellent” across all areas inspected. In their most recent inspection inspectors noted: “Staff were providing a caring, nurturing environment for children to…
An Aberdeen nursery has been told it must continue to make significant improvements after an inspection graded it “unsatisfactory” for the quality of care and support provided to children. The Care Inspectorate’s latest inspection of All Stars Nursery found that ten requirements for improvement made in an earlier inspection had…
A joint inspection of services for older people in Fife has highlighted areas of good performance and also made recommendations where further improvements can be made. The report, published today, follows a joint inspection led by the Care Inspectorate which looked at how well the health and social work services…