Cause for concern?

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

|Martin Wigg looks at the CSCI¹s draft Code of Practice| At the Caring Times conference in May David Behan, chief inspector at the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI), said he was concerned about the “culture” that had developed over the past two years and would be taking measures to rectify the situation. He was realistic enough to say that he could not effect changes quickly. However, while such intentions must be applauded, in real terms his good intentions appear to be having little impact as yet, given the experiences of many care homes. The CSCI has published a draft Code of Practice and has invited comments. The draft maybe downloaded from the CSCI website ( I urge you to take this opportunity to make your views known. |Examples of problems| “We can all cite examples of regulations appearing not to be in the best interests of the person using the service,” said David Behan ­ this is one of mine. In this case an inspection officer gave little thought to the welfare of a serv

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