# If centripetal acceleration is pointed radially inward and it has a value $Ac = v^2/r$ is there not a value for centripetal velocity?

In uniform circular motion, an object is said to move tangentially along a circular path with a changing tangential velocity but a constant tangential speed. The velocity changes because the direction of it is constantly changing at every point of its journey. This is said to be due to the "centripetal acceleration" which is directed inward towards the center of the circle. There is a formula for the centripetal acceleration which gives a value and a direction. And correct me if I am wrong, this centripetal acceleration is considered not constant because its direction is also changing. My question is this, if there is a value for centripetal acceleration. Shouldn't there ought to be a value termed "centripetal velocity" because if acceleration towards the center exists, shouldn't there be velocity towards the center as well? I don't see this term anywhere really so wanted to hear your thoughts.