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Social Services reports

Policy development in social services

Welsh Government response to the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) Care Homes Market Study  

We have worked closely with the CMA throughout this process.

The Flynn report - In search of accountability

A review of the neglect of older people living in care homes investigated as Operation Jasmine.

An investigation into adoption disruption

The Welsh Government commissioned Bristol University to undertake research into adoption disruption in Wales.

In Safe Hands - The role of Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW)

The report details the roles and responsibilities of CSSIW in relation to other statutory bodies.

The provision and experience of adoption support services in Wales: Perspectives from adoption agencies and adoptive parents

We have commissioned this report from Cardiff University to provide detailed information on the structure, provision and management of post adoption services throughout Wales.

Fostering in Wales:Who cares and why?

This report looks at what motivates people to become foster carers.

Feasibility report into measuring the subjective well-being of people who need care and support

This report considers how well-being can be measured, by looking at existing opportunities and identifying key areas that could be built upon.

Safeguarding advisory panel initial report

Providing expert advice to the Welsh Government on strengthening safeguarding arrangements for adults and children in Wales.

Paying for Care in Wales – report of the stakeholder advisory group on the Dilnot Commission’s report

Looks at the recommendations of the Commission on funding of care and support in England and their appropriateness for Wales.

Social care workforce development programme for social services: End of year report for 2011-12

The report outlines staff training and development across the social care sector.

Two research reports into welfare benefits and social care in Wales

The Welsh Government has undertaken research into the ways disabled people and older people use their welfare benefits.

The Swansea Children's Social Services Intervention: Strengths, challenges and lessons for the future

An evaluation report on the Swansea Children's Social Services Intervention - April 2009 to October 2010.

Dignity in Care - Welsh language toolkit

Focusing on the importance of language in maintaining dignity in care, particularly in the care of the older person and those with dementia.

NHS Wales: Forging a better future

A report by the Bevan Commission 2008 - 2011.

The report of the Social Care and Social Work Workforce Task Group

The group was commissioned by the Deputy Minister for Social Services.

Report of the Protection of Vulnerable Adults Project Board

This report recommends how existing adult protection arrangements in Wales should be strengthened.

The Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Strategic Action Plan for Wales

A report produced by the Adult Task and Finish Group.

The circumstances and support needs of older people with autism

This report was prepared by the Universities of Bangor and Glamorgan. It was commissioned by the Welsh Assembly Government and published in February 2010.

Further development of the Social Services complaints process in Wales

The Welsh Assembly Government have commissioned an independent review of the Social Services complaints process.

A survey on the implementation of the current Direct Payments Scheme in Wales

In October 2007 the Welsh Assembly Government commissioned a report on the implementation of the current Direct Payments Scheme in Wales.

Direct payments survey report 2008

View the latest information on the take up of direct payments in Wales.

Adults with autism conference report

The report of the adults with autism conference held on 10th and 11th June 2010.

Adult Placement Task and Finish Group Report

This report provides advice to Welsh Ministers on improving protection for service users and Adult Placement Carers and their families.

Review of the Care Council for Wales and citizen centred governance assessment

The Care Council for Wales (CCW) has very successfully set itself up and delivered major outputs. This has created a significant and important record of achievements and provided a good basis for its future work.

From vision to action

The report of the independent commission on Social Services in Wales.

Review of In Safe Hands

The University of Glamorgan's report on their independent review of the Welsh Assembly Government's vulnerable adult’s statutory guidance ‘In Safe Hands’ is published here.

Independent Review of Delayed Transfers of Care

The Welsh Assembly Government commissioned an Independent Review of Delayed Transfers of Care in Wales which was undertaken by the Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care, University of Glamorgan.