The Commission for Social Care Inspection assured directors that
there would be a smooth transition to measuring councils’
Its chief inspector, David Behan, told the seminar that the body
was “ensuring that there is continuity and not
The commission went live in England this month, taking on the work
of several bodies, including the Social Services
Behan said that, in some cases, staff involved in judging a
council’s performance before the commission was created would carry
out the same function in their new role in the new body. In other
cases, there would be a change in personnel, but the previous staff
would still have an input.
“Whatever job somebody is going to in the commission [from the SSI]
we will ensure they remain involved up to or where necessary beyond
the judgement of a council’s performance,” Behan said.