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Archived: Acorn Lodge - Blackpool

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 24 November 2011
Date of Publication: 29 December 2011
Inspection Report published 29 December 2011 PDF

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

Not met 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

Safe recruitment procedures were not followed so people may have been supported and cared for by someone who was not suitable to work with vulnerable adults.

User experience

There were no specific comments made by people who use the service with regards to this outcome.

Other evidence

We saw that the home had recruited one support worker in the last 12 months. The person had been transferred from another service registered under The Health and Social Care Act 2008. This is a business owned by one of the partners of Acorn Lodge and is a different company.

Staff should not transfer from one registered provider to another without all the required employment checks being completed beforehand.

We understood that the staff member was known to this service but a current Independent Safeguarding Authority First(ISA) check should have been completed prior to the staff member being employed, so people living at the home could be assured they would be supported by someone who was suitable to work with vulnerable adults.