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  • 30 October 2018
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Appointment of a Deputy Chief Inspector for Care Inspectorate Wales

Vicky Poole will start the role on November 1.

Vicky was previously Head of Local Authority Inspection at the inspectorate and succeeds former Assistant Chief Inspector David Francis.

The Deputy Chief Inspector role oversees the everyday delivery of all CIW’s functions in accordance with legislation. 

Reporting directly to the Chief Inspector, the role involves engaging with people who use services and providers, as well as Welsh Government. 

The new Deputy Chief Inspector

Vicky joined CIW (then CSSIW) in April 2014 as Regional Director for North Wales, and has spent the last 12 months as Head of the Local Authority Inspection team. 

With an established career in the health and social services sector, Vicky previously worked for a number of local authority and health boards across North Wales. A registered mental health nurse, she has an MSc in Managing Partnerships in Health and Social Care.

Commenting on the role, she said:

It is such a privilege to take up the role of Deputy Chief Inspector of CIW at this exciting and challenging time for social care and childcare in Wales. The services we regulate and inspect impact on the lives of most families.  I am looking forward to working with colleagues within CIW, Welsh Government and with external organisations,  as we work together to improve outcomes for people across Wales.

Chief Inspector Gillian Baranski was pleased to announce the new appointment, and said:

I am delighted to announce the appointment of Vicky Poole as CIW’s new Deputy Chief Inspector. Vicky will provide strong strategic leadership to the organisation and is firmly committed to ensuring CIW does everything it can to make a positive difference to the lives of the most vulnerable in our society. I look forward to working with Vicky in her new role.