Anglesey child minder could be ‘struck off’

A child minder at Llangefni on Anglesey could be “struck off” after an investigation which began last year.

Beverley Parsons’ registration as a child minder was first suspended last October by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW).

CSSIW confirmed the person concerned is no longer qualified for registration as a childminder, although there is 28 days in which an individual can appeal.

No details have been released on the reason for the decision.

Documents obtained by the BBC show that parents who sent their children to Mrs Parsons were first told there was a problem in October.

A letter was sent out by CSSIW telling them Mrs Parsons’ registration as a child minder had been suspended following a multi-agency meeting in line with child protection procedures.

CSSIW is part of a Welsh Assembly Government department which aims to improve social care, early years and social services.

It also provides professional advice to ministers and policy makers.

Mrs Parsons’ registration was suspended for an initial period of six weeks. The suspension was extended as investigations continued.

Last week parents were told CSSIW had served a notice on 10 March to cancel the childminder’s registration.

They were also told that this is a legal notice which allows the individual to make representations to CSSIW within 28 days, before a final decision is made.

A CSSIW spokesman said: “We can confirm that CSSIW has issued a Notice of Intention to cancel the registration of a childminder on Anglesey.

“CSSIW has determined that the childminder is no longer qualified for registration following the outcome of an investigation undertaken jointly with North Wales Police and Anglesey Social Services Department.”