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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 5 November 2012
Date of Publication: 29 November 2012
Inspection Report published 29 November 2012 PDF | 78.39 KB

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

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 5 November 2012, observed how people were being cared for and checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care. We talked with people who use the service, talked with carers and / or family members and talked with staff.

Our judgement

People were cared for, or supported by, suitably qualified, skilled and experienced staff.

Reasons for our judgement

We looked at one staff file for the person who had been most recently recruited to the service. The staff file included evidence there had been checks for each person's suitability to work in the home, including written references, satisfactory criminal records bureau disclosures, application forms, and identity checks. There was evidence that new staff had been provided with induction training so they knew what was expected of them in their role. This meant suitable recruitment procedures were in place to protect the people who used the service.