Improvement needed for Bridgend Council Children’s Services
Care Inspectorate Wales. (CIW) has published a letter summarising the findings of their local authority improvement check on Bridgend County Borough Council Children’s Services, which took place between 21 and 24 November 2022
CIW conducted this improvement check to review the progress made by the local authority in relation to the areas for improvement identified during a Performance Evaluation Inspection (PEI) in May 2022.
During this inspection in May 2022, CIW identified several areas requiring improvements and areas of significant concerns.
At this improvement check the inspectorate found improvements have been made, however further actions are needed to ensure the well-being of children and families is consistently promoted and protected. It remains that the local authority’s children’s services require improvement.
CIW will continue to monitor the progress of Bridgend County Borough Council in securing improvement in its children’s services, through their ongoing performance review activity.
The full letter can be found below.
Key findings are in line with principles of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014.
The Act imposes duties on local authorities, health boards and Welsh Ministers that require them to work to promote the well-being of those who need care and support, or carers who need support.
The principles of the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014 act are:
- Support for people who have care and support needs to achieve well-being.
- People are at the heart of the new system by giving them an equal say in the support they receive.
- Partnership and co-operation drives service delivery.
- Services will promote the prevention of escalating need and the right help is available at the right time.