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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 8 August 2011
Date of Publication: 24 August 2011
Inspection Report published 24 August 2011 PDF

People should be cared for by staff who are properly qualified and able to do their job (outcome 12)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are safe and their health and welfare needs are met by staff who are fit, appropriately qualified and are physically and mentally able to do their job.

How this check was done

Our judgement

The service has effective and fair recruitment policies and procedures.

User experience

We did not have specific evidence about what people told us in this outcome area.

Other evidence

Following our last review at the service on 12/05/2011, we had the following concern:

Whilst checking one person’s recruitment file we found that they had a CRB which was not clear. A letter in the file said that the person had not declared any convictions at interview and had been asked by the manager to provide a statement about the conviction. The letter said the manager would then speak to the person and complete a risk assessment, in line with the organisation’s recruitment policy and procedure. There was no risk assessment on the file. The manager said this had been completed but couldn’t explain why it wasn’t on file.

Following the last inspection the provider sent us an action plan detailing the action taken in response to the inspection report. The provider told us:

"The manager has been requested that she ensures the home follow the company procedures. The provider checks all new employees files at the provider visit".

Since the last inspection a number of new staff had been employed, however none of these staff had unclear CRB information. Therefore it was not possible to check if risk assessments were completed for people with unclear CRB checks.