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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 17 December 2012
Date of Publication: 15 January 2013
Inspection Report published 15 January 2013 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 carried out a visit on 17 December 2012, observed how people were being cared for, talked with people who use the service and talked with carers and / or family members. We talked with staff.

Our judgement

There were effective recruitment and selection processes in place and appropriate checks were undertaken before staff began work.

Reasons for our judgement

We looked at three staff files out of a possible thirteen to see how staff were recruited. We looked at the application forms on each person’s file and saw that there were no unexplained gaps in their employment history.

We saw that all three member’s of staff had the appropriate CRB checks (police clearance check) prior to commencing employment. They also had produced relevant documents to confirm their identity and address. Two references per staff member had been sought and returned from the referees who were given on the staff’s application form for employment. All were acceptable and recommended the staff to be of good character or an employee to an acceptable standard for employment.