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Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act 2016

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33Inspections and inspectors

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(1)In this Part a reference to an “inspection” is a reference to an inspection—

(a)of the standard of any care and support provided by a service provider in the course of providing a regulated service, measured in relation to any requirements imposed by regulations under section 27(1) as to the standard of care and support to be provided;

(b)of the organisation and co-ordination of regulated services provided by a service provider.

(2)Only an individual authorised by the Welsh Ministers (referred to in this Part as an “inspector”) may carry out an inspection.

(3)The Welsh Ministers may by regulations make provision about the qualifications and other conditions to be met by an individual who may be an inspector.

(4)The Welsh Ministers must prepare and publish a code of practice about the manner in which inspections are to be carried out (including the frequency of inspections).

(5)The Welsh Ministers may revise the code and must publish a revised code.

(6)An inspector must have regard to the code when carrying out an inspection.

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