Response issued under the Freedom of Information Act 2000
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”
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confirm that the Care Quality Commission (CQC) does not hold recorded
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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
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).
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
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