Inspecting for standards

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


The inspection process used by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) is designed to measure the quality of care services. Once measured, the services are then awarded a star rating which brings with it significant consequences for the individual service and the people within it. Earlier this year I asked myself these questions:

What happens if the person carrying out the inspection has not been specifically trained to measure quality? What if they don’t appreciate the difference between finding evidence that a standard is met and evidence t

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