Why did we consult on how we carry out our performance reviews?
We last reviewed the performance review process in 2014/15, and implemented our current process in 2016. We decided to revisit our approach in 2021, to ensure it continues to be proportionate and effective.
The first consultation
We consulted twice: the first consultation gathered feedback and input into a wider range of proposals, including:
- Doing more work in year, with the aim of publishing our reports much sooner after the end of the period on which we are reporting
- Engaging with a broader range of stakeholders
- Making our reports clearer and more concise and, where appropriate, include proportionate recommendations
- Developing our understanding of risk including profession-specific risks and use this to inform the scope of our reviews.
You can find out more about the results of that consultation in our report.
The second consultation
We then carried out a follow-up consultation, asking for feedback on three key areas:
- Moving from an annual process to one where we look in detail periodically, with ongoing monitoring in between to maintain our oversight
- Our proposals for setting this period as a three-year cycle
- The factors we will consider when determining whether we need to look in more depth at a regulator’s performance.
We expect that these proposals will enable us to more effectively focus our resources on areas where we identify risks to public protection. Read the results of this second consultation in our report. The report is also available in Welsh. (We have also published our Equality Impact Assessment alongside the report.
What are the Standards of Good Regulation?
Find out more about our Standards - we use these to assess the regulators' performance.