Praise for inspectorate

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

A government inspectorate has praised Halton Borough Council’s registration and inspection unit, just 10 months after it was established. The social services inspectorate, which is part of the Department of Health, has commented positively on the management of the unit as well as on its initial establishment, its priorities, policies and procedures. A report to the Department’s policy and resources committee places special emphasis on the unit’s achievement of the statutory targets for inspection, the conduct of inspections and the quality of inspection reports. The unit at Halton was one of 15 local authorities to be inspected and was told that the progress it had made since it was established was “commendable”. The inspectorate also highlighted a number of areas for improvement and said work had already taken place in response to that. Halton’s registration and inspection unit is based in the chief executive’s directorate and has responsibilities for the registration and inspection of private and voluntary

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