Thursday 18th July 2013

ADASS has today congratulated Andrea Sutcliffe on her appointment as chief inspector of adult social care services within the Care Quality Commission. According to President Sandie Keene, Andrea has already made a significant impact on social care through her excellent leadership of the  Social Care Institute for Excellence. She has  brought professionals together to champion and support the sector's quest to improve continuously.

And, most importantly, she has engaged fully with the people who use our services to drive and influence change. Andrea has brought a  keen, independent eye to lead SCIE during the past eighteen months, and I am sure she will bring the same challenging, collaborative and supportive leadership to this new and important post with the Care Quality Commission.

It will call for the fresh ideas that Andrea can contribute, as well as the strongly collaborative, inclusive approach that has marked her tenure at SCIE. The job she is taking on wont be easy: the CQC has had serious difficulties to contend with ever since its creation. But the social care sector will very much see Andreas appointment to this important post as a major contribution to what, hopefully, will be a better, brighter future for social care regulation..

ADASS wishes her well and is looking forward to working with her in her new and important role .


For further information contact:
Sandie Keene, President, ADASS: 01132 478700
Drew Clode, Media/policy Adviser, ADASS: 020 8348 5023/07976 837755

Editorial Notes

The Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) represents directors and senior managers of adult social services departments in English local authorities. Directors (DASSs) have statutory responsibilities for the social care of older people, adults with disabilities and adults with mental health needs.

In many authorities ADASS members will also share a number of responsibilities for the provision and/or commissioning of housing, leisure, libraries, culture, and community safety on behalf of their councils. Over a third of DASSs are also the statutory director of childrens services for their authority