We have published our National Overview Report of Assurance Checks
We looked at performance and reviewed activities across Welsh local authorities, between September 2020 and July 2021.
What we did
In March 2020, as COVID-19 infection rates increased and Wales entered the first lockdown, we suspended our programme of routine performance review activity to enable local authorities to focus fully on responding to the challenging circumstances.
We developed new ways of working which reflected the need for us to engage in more supportive relationships with local authorities. Across our assurance check activities we spoke to over 800 people who work in, work with or experience social care services.
For children and young people in the care of the local authority, we asked questions in each local authority about children in care.
Our findings and the full report can be viewed via the link below.