Care Quality Commission launch new model for inspecting adult social care

On Thursday 9th October the CQC confirmed how they will regulate, inspect and rate care homes and community adult social care in England. Following extensive joint development, consultation and testing over the past 18 months, they have issued documents called … Read more

Should there be a mandatory duty to report suspected abuse or neglect?

The Home Secretary Theresa May has confirmed to MPs in a recent debate in the House of Commons that the Government is looking at changing the law to bring in the mandatory reporting of suspicions of child abuse. This would … Read more

Government orders councils to review child sexual exploitation procedures

Local authorities have been ordered to undertake an audit of how they respond to child sexual exploitation (CSE) cases in the wake of the Rotherham abuse scandal.

joint letter from Education Secretary Nicky Morgan and Communities Secretary Eric Pickles … Read more

Fundamental standards: improving quality and transparency in care- October 2015

The government has announced legislation which introduces fundamental standards for health and social care providers. Subject to parliamentary approval, they will become law in April 2015.

The new measures are being introduced as part of the government’s response to the … Read more

New children’s home standards – April 2015

Children’s homes will be required to show how they support young people and respond to their wishes as part of ongoing government efforts to improve standards.

The proposed set of nine quality standards for children’s homes set out the outcomes … Read more

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