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  • 31 January 2023
  • News

The Self-Assessment of Service Statement (SASS) 2023 is now live

It is a legal requirement for all childminders and childcare and play providers to complete a SASS.

We have written to these providers to let them know that the SASS is now live (31 January 2023).

The SASS is an online form Registered Persons and Responsible Individuals are required to complete under the Child Minding and Day Care (Wales) Regulations 2010, in relation to monitoring compliance of a service.

Failure to complete the SASS will affect the rating for leadership and management at the next inspection and it will also be recorded in the inspection report as an area for improvement in line with our Securing Improvement and Enforcement Policy.

The SASS provides vital information that we use to plan our inspections and helps us advise Welsh Government about the state of the childcare and play sector in Wales.

If you are a childcare and play provider and already have a CIW Online account (External link) you can log on, complete and submit your SASS from today, 31 January 2023.

If you have not yet set up a CIW Online account you need to take urgent action.

  • visit CIW Online
  • or call us on 0300 7900 126 and select option 4

Please complete and submit your SASS by Friday, 17 March 2023.