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Proposal to Publish RQIA Inspection Reports on Children’s Services

RQIA has launched a public consultation seeking views on proposals to publish its inspection reports on services for Children and Young People. 

At present, RQIA publishes inspection reports on our website relating to services provided to adults, but does not publish those relating to Children’s Services.  The current arrangement aims to protect the privacy of children and young people and to prevent attempts by anyone who would seek to target or exploit them.  However, we accept that withholding publication of reports relating to services for children and young people prevents the wider public from having information about the quality of services being provided, and how they are functioning.  

Our Consultation proposes that we publish these inspection reports in an anonymised format, which we consider will protect the privacy of the children and young people who access these services.  We would welcome your views on our proposed way forward.

This Consultation opened on 14 July 2022 for a 14 week period, closing on 20 October 2022.  

Click on the links below to access the consultation document and supporting materials.  

Consultation Document


Other Documents

Archived Consultations

For further information on any of the closed consultations listed below, please email info@rqia.org.uk

RQIA Draft Corporate Strategy 2017-2021 (Closed)

RQIA developed a draft Corporate Strategy for the period 2017-2021, which has been approved for public consultation by RQIA’s Board. This draft strategy took account of initial engagement with stakeholders, the vision set out by the Minister of Health in Health and Wellbeing 2026: Delivering Together (Department of Health, 2016) and the Draft Programme for Government Framework 2016–21, within the context of financial constraints and HSC reform and restructuring. Our public consultation ran for an 8 week period, from 25 January to 22 March 2017. We also held two consultation workshops in Newtownabbey and Derry / Londonderry to support the development of our Corporate Strategy 2017-21. The purpose of those events was to hear what you thought RQIA’s priorities should be for the next four years. You can access a copy of RQIA’s Corporate Strategy 2017-21 in the Corporate Documents section of the website.

Consultation on RQIA's Revised Inspection Policy for Regulated Services, 2016 (Closed)

As part of a programme of ongoing improvement activities at RQIA, we have revised our inspection policy for regulated services. We have developed an assessment framework and a revised report format, which we plan to introduce following feedback from stakeholders, through public consultation. The consultation period opens on Tuesday 1 March and concluded on Friday 29 April 2016.

We are seeking your views on our proposal to inspect and report on the quality of leadership within regulated services, and how we report our assessment of: Is care safe, effective and compassionate?, and Is the service well-led?

We believe that these proposed changes will improve our inspection processes and have a positive impact on outcomes for service users.

We invite you to read our consultation document, and we would encourage you to complete the short online response questionnaire.

If you wish to request a copy of the consultation document, require further information, or have a query on this consultation, please email kate.maguire@rqia.org.uk, or telephone Kate at (028) 9051 7591.

Corporate Strategy and Three Year Review Programme Consulation 2015 - 18 (Closed)

You can access copies of RQIA’s Corporate Strategy 2015-18 and Three Year Review Programme 2015-18 in the Corporate Documents section of the website.

Consultation - RQIA Equality and Disability Action Plans 2018-23 (Closed)

RQIA developed a draft Equality and Disability Action Plans for 2018-23.

The Equality Action Plan looked at actions we could take to tackle inequalities across all equality categories. The Disability Action Plan looked at things we could do to promote positive attitudes towards disabled people and encourage their participation in our work areas.

A consultation ran from 2 October to 29 December 2017. If you require further information on this consultation, please email: info@rqia.org.uk