A warm welcome for the new commission

Posted on February 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

|By John Burton, independent community care consultant| Come on in CSCI; the water¹s lovely and the sky¹s the limit. We hope that you, the new Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI), will have listened to and understood the feedback on the inspection of care during the last two years of the National Care Standards Commission (NCSC). This month, I leave all criticism of NCSC aside and set out my proposals to CSCI for the better inspection of care homes. Having experienced inspection from all angles, I write from a well-informed position. I have also gathered views and experiences from a wide variety of colleagues, organisations, residents and relatives. I believe inspection has a vital role to play in social care. I am an enthusiastic supporter and promoter of our National Minimum Standards, and I want to see them used as well as possible. The task of inspection Inspection exists to test and verify whether a care home is as safe and of as good a quality as the public and residents expect or need it to

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