CSCI seeks post-election talks with the government

The Commission for Social Care Inspection is seeking immediate
post-election talks with the new government over Labour’s
plans to dismantle the organisation, writes Mithran
Samuel from the ADSS Spring Seminar.

CSCI chief inspector David Behan told the Association of
Directors of Social Services spring seminar in Harrogate that the
Commission wanted to discuss a time table for the reforms and the
roles and functions of new inspectorates for children’s and
adults’ services.

Appearing at the spring seminar alongside Oftsed’s chief
inspector David Bell, Behan revealed that CSCI had started
discussions with the education regulator and the healthcare
commission over the merger plans.

He said: “Our staff have met to scope the way forward. We
hope to start discussions with ministers after the election to
discuss a timetable.”

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