CSCI is encouraging people who work in social care to bookmark their new website CSCI Professional.
Intensive focus groups and testing of the 'care professional' section on the current site, helped to create the new site - and ensured that it is an easy-to-use one stop shop for social care professionals.
Information on the site includes CSCI's policies, how CSCI works with councils, news on developments such as quality ratings for care services and an easy guide to Government regulations and National Minimum Standards.
Launching the site, Judith Thomas, CSCI's Director of Communications, User and Public Involvement, said:
"One of our most important aims is to work with councils and providers to improve social care services. Information on how we work that is easily accessible, relevant and accurate is key to this.
"Working with and testing the site with dozens of councils and providers means that the new website is targeted at social care professionals to give them the best possible information to help make services better for those who use them."
New features of the website include:
· instant email alerts direct to inboxes
· searchable guidance sections tailored for different care services
· downloadable self-assessment section
· frequently asked questions about inspection reports.
CSCI Professional meets the highest accessibility and usability standards. Accreditations include the RNIB See it Right kitemark, AA W3C accessibility and the Plain English Crystal Mark.