Report 2005-129 Recommendation 3 Responses

Report 2005-129: Department of Social Services: In Rebuilding Its Child Care Program Oversight, the Department Needs to Improve Its Monitoring Efforts and Enforcement Actions (Release Date: May 2006)

Recommendation #3 To: Social Services, Department of

The department should continue its efforts to rebuild the oversight operations of its child care program and assess the sufficiency of its current monitoring efforts and statutory requirements to ensure the health and safety of children in child care facilities. As part of its assessment, the department should evaluate whether its caseloads and frequency of periodic inspections are sufficient.

Annual Follow-Up Agency Response From January 2011

The department now has data to measure compliance with its annual and five year visit requirements. The Licensing Reform Automation Project (LRAP) had, as a component, the development of new automated management information which will facilitate the ability to assess Community Care Licensing Divisionís (CCLD) progress in meeting all of its statutory requirements. A new complaint tracking management report has been completed as part of that project and is now in use. (2010-041, p. 46)

California State Auditor's Assessment of Annual Follow-Up Status: Fully Implemented

All Recommendations in 2005-129

Agency responses received after June 2013 are posted verbatim.