Raise a concern

How to raise a concern or feedback compliments about a care service.

Concerns are an important source of information for us and are often raised by the people who use and rely on the care services we regulate; as well as their relatives, visitors, staff, involved professionals or neighbours.

If you want to make a complaint about a care provider

We welcome your concerns, comments and compliments about any service provider we regulate. We are unable legally however, to investigate individual complaints or resolve disagreements between people and their service providers.

Each service provider is required to have their own complaints procedure.  We suggest first, that you contact the provider directly to resolve your complaint.

If you’re still unhappy

If after exhausting the care provider complaints procedure you remain unhappy we may consider the issues and look at these as part of our inspection process.

You can also contact the Public Services Ombudsman for Wales about a range of issues. Visit the Ombudsman’s website (External link) for further details.

How to raise a concern

You can raise a concern in a number of ways:

  • Tell us face to face by visiting one of our regional offices, or speaking to our inspectors during an inspection
  • Phone us: 0300 7900 126
  • Email us: CIW@gov.wales
  • Write to us:
    Care Inspectorate Wales
    Welsh Government
    Rhydycar Business Park
    CF48 1UZ

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