Special measures engagement: Your views

Page last updated: 12 May 2022

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.

Your feedback

We asked for your feedback the framework on the following document:

CQC's proposals for special measures for adult social care

We have collated the comments we received along with our responses in the document below:

Our response to feedback on our special measures engagement

Your views

Download the document below to see your feedback on our special measures engagement, along with our responses.

Our response to feedback on our special measures engagement

Guidance for providers

See our guides for providers about special measures.