There is no case for dismantling the locally based system of registering and inspecting, the Association of County ...
There is no case for dismantling the locally based system of registering and inspecting, the Association of County Councils is saying in response to a government discussion paper, 'Moving Forward', reviewing social services inspection arrangements.
Cllr Jack Bury, chair of the association's social services committee said: 'I can see that the present registration and inspection system has come a long way since it was established in 1984. There is room for improvement of course, but the founding principle of the arrangements must stay in place.
'Registration and inspection must stay locally based and democratically accountable to local authorities. The case for national regulatory body has not been made. Such a move would only weaken the present system.'