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  • 11 November 2020
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Joint statement between CIW and Estyn in relation to non-maintained childcare settings

Suspension of joint Care Inspectorate Wales/Estyn inspections.

We issued a joint statement at the end of the summer term, outlining that we will not carry out joint inspections too soon and resume only when it is safe and appropriate to do so. We indicated that we would review the situation during the autumn term.

Together, CIW and Estyn have decided that the current suspension of joint inspections will continue until at least 31 March 2021. We will review the situation again in the spring and consider the options for restarting the joint inspection programme in the future. We aim to give the sector at least 6 weeks’ notice before resuming routine joint inspections.

We hope that you, your children, staff and community stay safe and well.

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