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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 13 November 2012
Date of Publication: 4 December 2012
Inspection Report published 4 December 2012 PDF


Inspection carried out on 13 November 2012

During an inspection looking at part of the service

We carried out this unannounced inspection to check if the provider had made improvements on the adolescent unit following an inspection of the service in May 2012. There were 13 young people admitted to the unit on the day of our visit.

During this inspection we observed that the young people on the unit were provided with education, individual and group therapy and recreational activities throughout the day and evenings. These mostly took place as planned. However, one young person told us, �weekends are long and boring; those are the two days I hate.�

Staff received appropriate training and support to enable them to deliver the care to the young people that they needed. Most staff we spoke with demonstrated a detailed understanding of the individual needs of the young people they supported. There were sufficient numbers of staff available to care for the young people on the unit.

A detained patient we spoke with understood their legal status and rights under the Mental Health Act 1983 and records pertaining to their detention were located promptly and were accurate.