Duties of inspection body are unveiled

The government has outlined the shape of the Commission for Social
Care Inspection, the new regulatory body being set up to replace
the National Care Standards Commission.

The CSCI will become responsible for children’s homes, care homes,
residential family centres, domiciliary care agencies, nursing
agencies, fostering agencies, voluntary adoption agencies and
adoption support agencies.

The Department of Health has already stated that the CSCI will take
on all the work of the Social Services Inspectorate, the joint
review team of the SSI and Audit Commission, and the duties of the
NCSC with regard to social care services.

The CSCI’s duties are set out in the Health and Social Care
(Community Health and Standards) Bill published last week.

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