Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW)

Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW)

We are the independent regulator of social care and childcare in Wales.

We register, inspect and take action to improve the quality and safety of services for the well-being of the people of Wales.


  • We carry out functions on behalf of Welsh Ministers.
  • We decide who can provide services.
  • We inspect and drive improvement of regulated services and local authority social services.
  • We take action to ensure services meet legislative and regulatory requirement.


  • Children's homes.
  • Services for children under 12.
  • Domiciliary care agencies.
  • Nurses' agencies.
  • Adult placement schemes.
  • Care homes include homes that provide nursing care.
  • Independent fostering agencies.
  • Voluntary adoption agencies.

Contact details:

Telephone: 0300 7900 126


Fax: 0872 437 7301


Care Inspectorate Wales

 Welsh Government office

 Sarn Mynach

 Llandudno Junction

 LL31 9RZ

Twitter - @Care_wales

Facebook - Care Inspectorate Wales

Last Updated: October 2019
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