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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 13 November 2012
Date of Publication: 8 December 2012
Inspection Report published 8 December 2012 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

We looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 13 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, talked with staff and talked with stakeholders.

We used the Short Observational Framework for Inspection (SOFI). SOFI is a specific way of observing care to help us understand the experience of people who could not talk with us.

Our judgement

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

Reasons for our judgement

We saw that the necessary recruitment and selection processes were in place. We looked at the files for three of the newest staff to be employed and found that appropriate checks were undertaken before they had begun work. The staff files 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, health 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. These checks would help to keep people safe and prevent them from harm as they had prevented unsuitable people working at the home.