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Margaret Rooney

Deputy Chief Inspector


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.

Since joining CIW (then CSSIW) as an Area Manager in May 2013, Margaret has held a number of roles including Regional Director, leading on the implementation of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016 and Head of Registration and Enforcement. 

Originally from Ireland, Margaret now lives in Cardiff.

Current role

Margaret was appointed as Deputy Chief Inspector on 22 April 2019.