Important Social Services Inspectorate (SSI) Child Abuse records due for destruction soon

cathy fox blog on child abuse

Important records on Child Sexual Abuse are apparently due for destruction “soon” according to the Department of Health. The records are now held by much recently criticised Care Quality Commission and the reply [2] stated

“The Social Services Inspectorate (SSI) was created in the mid 1990s, and operated until 2004 when its functions were transferred to the Commission for Social Care Inspection.  The Care Quality Commission (CQC) retains some paper records from this time, mainly inspection reports.  They are all in hard copy and are retained off-site.  In line with CQC’s  retention schedule, these are due for destruction shortly.” [2]

However confusion reigns within the different departments as to exactly where the records from the Social Services Inspectorate actually are. According to this reply [3] from Care Quality Commission, the  records from SSI  are held by OFSTED.

“We have consulted with our colleagues in our Knowledge and Information
Management team…

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