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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 30 July 2014
Date of Publication: 9 September 2014
Inspection Report published 09 September 2014 PDF

There should be enough members of staff to keep people safe and meet their health and welfare needs (outcome 13)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are safe and their health and welfare needs are met by sufficient numbers of appropriate staff.

How this check was done

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 30 July 2014, observed how people were being cared for and talked with people who use the service. We talked with staff.

Our judgement

There were enough qualified, skilled and experienced staff to meet people’s needs.

Reasons for our judgement

There were effective recruitment and selection processes in place. We spoke with the registered manager and two staff members. We observed their practice whilst supporting and communicating with some of the people.

Staff had been employed by the provider for some time and regularly worked at Allport Road and knew the people living there well.

The staff files were kept in locked cupboards at the head office and were uniform in their contents and in the way they had been put together. Staff files for a variety of posts were seen, including a peripatetic support worker.

All the records demonstrated that all the appropriate recruitment checks had been carried out before the applicant was able to commence employment with the provider. We saw that passport and/or driving licence copies were in most files as proof of identity.

In all files, references and criminal records checks were recorded.

This meant that appropriate checks were undertaken before staff began work.