Kate Terroni

Chief Inspector Adult Social Care

Kate joined the Care Quality Commission as Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care in May 2019. She is passionate about partnership working and believes that people get better outcomes and experience a higher quality of care, by working together to achieve this.

Kate strongly believes that regulation can create the environment to nurture system working and therefore provide a more integrated experience for people who access health and care services.

As an experienced social care leader with a career spanning operational social care delivery, commissioning and work at a national level, Kate is a qualified social worker and for the last two years has served as Director of Adult Services in Oxfordshire. She is experienced in working in a political environment within a wider complex health and care system managing people from a variety of disciplines, from social workers and occupational therapists, to commissioners, quality monitoring officers and direct care provision through a shared lives scheme, employment and daytime support services.

Kate has been the co-chair of the national workforce network for ADASS (Association of Director of Adult Social Services) and she is focused on improving the quality and status of our support workforce.

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