Conflicting Statements Compromise Integrity

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

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

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