‘E-Teams’ will give the regulator new muscle

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

Seven new specialist enforcement teams will tackle poorly performing care services, under new proposals agreed by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI). The CSCI says the move reflects the Commission’s commitment to improving services and eliminating bad practice. CSCI chair Dame Denise Platt said that, while much progress had already been made, there was still more to do. “The new regional enforcement teams will allow us to be more effective at tackling poor providers, not just in responding to concerns, but also being clearer about when, and how long, providers should be given time to improve before taking enforcement action to close them down,” said Dame Denise. “We will work with the Government to see how the law on protecting adults can be brought into line with the laws protecting children, to ensure that the rights and welfare of vulnerable adults are promoted and safeguarded in the same way as for children. “We are also seeking additional powers of prosecution in situations where

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