The Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) has announced a national inspection looking at the quality, efficiency and safety of the care and support provided for adults with a learning disability.
The inspection will consider how good local authority social
services are at achieving outcomes that matter to people and look
at the factors that drive good outcomes for people as well as the
It will also assess the level of quality of information, advice,
assistance, assessment and care planning provided for people with
learning disabilities and how well they are recognised as full
citizens; equal in status and value to other citizens.
The CSSIW intend to:
- Work with the All Wales Forum of Parents and Carers to
facilitate a series of focus groups with parents and carers across
- Work with All Wales People First to help them engage
productively with people with learning disabilities during the
- Meet with providers of supported accommodation for people with
learning disabilities to discuss the key questions for the
- Explore additional, relevant questions for the national
inspection during their routine inspection of regulated services
for people with learning disabilities.
- Carry out detailed inspections in 6 local authorities between
November 2015 and January 2016.
At the end of March 2016, CSSIW will produce an all-Wales report
containing the key findings from the inspection series,
recommendations for improvement and the implications for policy and
practice. Authorities will then be asked to produce improvement
More information can be found here including an Plain English document
explaining what the inspection will be doing.