Challenging unfavourable inspection reports
By JONNY LANDAU, barrister with Ridout’s, Tel: 020 7317 0340 www.ridout-law.com
The importance of positive inspection reports to providers cannot be overstressed. Reports are published on the internet for anyone to see and will determine commissioning decision-making by local authorities as well as private paying residents.
New star ratings will also be published on the internet. Since local authorities are themselves also inspected by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI), it would be a foolhardy social service department that ignored inspection reports when choosing care homes for its service users. For providers with more