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Sir Paul Jenkins KCB QC (Hon) to lead investigation into CQC’s regulation of Colne Road

Published:
6 September 2017

Sir Paul Jenkins KCB QC (Hon) has been appointed to lead the independent investigation commissioned by CQC into its own regulation of 14 Colne Road Care Home.

Sir Paul is in practice at Matrix Chambers, specialising in the conduct of independent investigations and inquiries for corporations and governments in the UK and internationally. He was formerly Head of the Government Legal Department and Permanent Secretary to the Attorney General from 2006 to 2014.

The independent investigation will examine all aspects of CQC’s regulation of Colne Road, a home for people with learning disabilities in North London at which a resident is alleged to have raped another resident in November 2015. The full Terms of Reference have been published today in CQC’s Board Papers.

Sir Paul will report his findings and recommendations publically to CQC’s Board. The investigation is expected to conclude by the end of this year.

Sir David Behan, Chief Executive of CQC, said: "Although we took action to close this care home, it’s clear that we should have acted more quickly in response to the provider’s failings in order to make sure people were safe. We’ve commissioned this independent investigation because as a public body, it’s important that we understand what we got wrong and how we can do better – and that we’re as transparent as possible about this process."

Last updated:
6 September 2017