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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 30 September 2011
Date of Publication: 12 December 2011
Inspection Report published 12 December 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

Staff providing care to people had been checked for their suitability to carry out their role. There were recruitment policies and procedures in place.

On the basis of the evidence provided we found the service to be compliant with this outcome.

User experience

People who use this service made no specific comments about this outcome.

Other evidence

During our visit we sampled the recruitment records for three recently appointed members of staff to work for the organisation, and found that arrangements were in place to ensure staff were safe to work with people living in the home.

We found that the required checks, including two satisfactory references, proof of identity and satisfactory Criminal Record Bureau (CRB) disclosures and Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) checks had been obtained for staff before they began work in the home.

One new member of staff recruited to work for the organisation was able to confirm the recruitment process was followed for them and that a representative for the people living in the service had also been involved in the recruitment process.