This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'Child abuse reports authored by Social Services Inspectorate'.


 
 
Response issued under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 
 
 
Our Reference: CQC IAT 2013 0377 
 
Date of Response: 2 May 2013 
 
Information Requested: 
 
“Please can you list the reports into child abuse that the Social Services 
Inspectorate authored, and provide a copy of one into Sunderland child 
abuse around February 1992” 
 
The Information Access team have now processed your request and we can 
confirm that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) does not hold recorded 
information in relation to this matter. 
 
We have consulted with our colleagues in our Knowledge and Information 
Management team who have confirmed that CQC does not hold any records 
relating to this matter. 
 
The Commission was only established as the National Care Standards 
Commission (NCSC) in 2002. 
 
NCSC was the first independent regulatory body responsible for inspecting and 
regulating residential and domiciliary care. 
 
In April 2004, this body was replaced by the Commission for Social Care 
Inspection (CSCI). 
 
In April 2009, CSCI was replaced by the Care Quality Commission (CQC). 
 
Prior to the establishment of NCSC, the registration and inspection of social care 
services was the responsibility of the relevant local authority. 
 
Furthermore we can advise that as of the 1 April 2007, responsibility for the 
regulation and inspection of most children’s social care services in England 
moved from CSCI to the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services 
and Skills (Ofsted).  
 
 
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All children's records held by CSCI were transferred to Ofsted. This is confirmed 
in the CSCI report titled “Children’s services CSCI findings 2004-07”. This report 
is available to view or download from the Ofsted website: 
 
http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/resources/childrens-services-csci-findings-2004-07 
 
We would suggest that you direct your request to Ofsted. 
 
The details for making a Freedom of Information request to Ofsted are available 
on their website: 
  
http://www.ofsted.gov.uk/freedom-of-information 
 
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To request a review please contact:  
 
Legal Services & Information Rights 
Care Quality Commission 
Citygate 
Gallowgate 
Newcastle upon Tyne 
NE1 4PA 
 
E-mail: [CQC request email] 
 
 
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Further rights of appeal exist to the Information Commissioner’s Office under 
section 50 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 once the internal appeals 
process has been exhausted. 
 
The contact details are: 
 
Information Commissioner's Office 
Wycliffe House 
Water Lane 
Wilmslow 
SK9 5AF 
  
Telephone: 01625 545 745 
Website: http://www.ico.org.uk/  
 
 
 
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