Conflicting Statements Compromise Integrity
by Caring Times editor GEOFF HODGSON
No apologies for using the regulator’s initials in the headline above. It is not a cheap-shot – it is, I believe, a fair assessment of the recent damage the regulator has done to itself and, collaterally, to the care sector as a whole.
In a BBC Radio File on Four programme broadcast in September, the Commission for Social Care Inspection’s business director for inspection, regulation and review Mike Rourke told about two million listeners: “We don’t believe we have the statutory powers to investigate complaints, we are not a co