CSCI loses remit to regulate children’s services as inspectors move to Ofsted

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

From April 1, responsibility for the regulation and inspection of most children’s social care services in England moved from the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) to the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills – the new Ofsted. Inspection and regulation of children’s services may not change significantly in the short term, with many CSCI staff transferring to Ofsted. The CSCI keeps all its functions for adult social care, including services for younger adults and older people. The Commission continues to regulate and inspect a small number of services that serve both adults and children – some homecare services, nurses agencies, care homes (for example, those catering for under 18s in rehabilitation centres) and specialist further education colleges registered as care homes. The CSCI says it will maintain a keen interest in the transition from children’s to adults’ services.

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