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  • 30 April 2019
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Appointment of a Deputy Chief Inspector for Care Inspectorate Wales

Margaret Rooney took up the role on 22 April 2019.

Margaret was previously Head of Registration and Enforcement at the inspectorate.

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, providers, stakeholder, as well as Welsh Government. 

The new Deputy Chief Inspector

Margaret joined CIW (then CSSIW) in May 2013 as Regional Director for South East Wales, and has spent the last 18 months as Head of the Registration and Enforcement team.  Margaret led on the implementation of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016.
Margaret began her career as a secondary school teacher before moving to Wales in 2002 where she worked in children’s services at Blaenau Gwent County Council. She subsequently worked in youth justice as the head of performance improvement at the Youth Justice Board for England and Wales.

Commenting on the role, she said:

I am delighted to have been given the honour of taking up the role of Deputy Chief Inspector of CIW. I passionately believe in the difference high quality social care services can make to wellbeing and outcomes for people.  I am looking forward to working with colleagues in CIW, Welsh Government and stakeholders, to continuously improve the quality and safety of social care and child care in Wales.