The framework, which has been published on our website, will be used until new regulations are published under the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016. It will then be reviewed to bring it in line where required.
All local authority fostering services inspected by us will receive an improvement letter if they need to improve, rather than the non-compliance notices used for foster care agencies.
This is because local authority fostering services are inspected by us but not registered with us.
All fostering services/agencies will now be given notice prior to their inspection.