CSSIW encourages the improvement of social care, early years and social services by;
- inspecting and reviewing
- providing professional advice to Ministers and policy makers.
CSSIW carries out its functions on behalf of Welsh Ministers, and although we are part of a Department within the Welsh Government there are a number of safeguards in place to ensure our independence.
Three regions (North Wales; South East Wales and South West Wales) are the focus for professional assessment and judgement about services and organisations. They inspect and review local authority social services and regulate and inspect social care and early years settings and agencies.
Our national office in Merthyr Tydfil provides professional advice to improve services and analyses social care in Wales, delivering reviews based on the analysis. It ensures all processes are simplified and citizen focussed providing ongoing communication and engagement with all of our stakeholders and those who use social care services.