We asked you to comment on our special measures engagement.
We have been developing our special measures approach in co-production with people who use services, their carers and families, providers, commissioners, our staff and other stakeholders. We have listened to a range of views at internal and external co-production workshops, including those of providers, other regulatory bodies, national organisations that offer support to the adult social care sector, and representative organisations for people who use services, families and carers.
What is the purpose of special measures?
The purpose of special measures is to:
- Ensure that providers found to be providing inadequate care do not continue to do so.
- Provide a framework within which we use our enforcement powers in response to inadequate care and work with, or signpost to, other organisations in the system to ensure improvements are made.
- Provide a clear timeframe within which providers must improve the quality of care they provide or we will seek to cancel their registration.
We asked for your feedback the framework on the following document:
We have collated the comments we received along with our responses in the document below: