This report provides details of our findings from an inspection of children’s services in Rhondda Cynon Taf.
Rhondda Cynon Taf and the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) agreed a number of areas for this inspection of children’s services. This was based on a number of key reports, namely the Director of Social Services 2011/12 annual report, the CSSIW annual review and evaluation of performance by Rhondda Cynon Taf for 2011/12, also CSSIW’s National Review of Outcomes for Children in Need and Looked After Children inspection carried out in November 2012.
Discussions were also held between the two agencies, and four key areas were identified for inspection:
- The impact and effectiveness of preventative and early intervention services
- Understanding the implications of the high numbers of children on the Child Protection Register (CPR) and those children who are looked after (LAC) by the local authority
- The work of the Children’s Disability Teams (CDT)
- Workforce and capacity issues across frontline services
This report details our findings.
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