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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 30 November 2012
Date of Publication: 1 March 2013
Inspection Report published 1 March 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 30 November 2012, observed how people were being cared for, checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care and talked with people who use the service. We 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

Appropriate checks were undertaken before staff began work.

The provider had ensured that there was a thorough recruitment procedure so that only staff who were suitable to work with vulnerable people were employed.

. We saw the personnel records of four members of care staff. Their recruitment documents included application forms, interview records, two references, satisfactory Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) checks and proof of the person’s identity. Any gaps in employment were pursued with the candidate during the interview process. All recruitment checks were completed prior to care staff becoming involved in delivering care and support to people.

Each member of staff had received a thorough induction which was in line with ‘Skills for Care ‘(a nationally recognised training organisation) guidelines. Each member of staff received a staff handbook at the commencement of their employment. The handbook detailed the agency's policies and procedures so that staff were aware of their expected conduct and responsibilities. Staff signed to state that they had read and agreed to the agency’s policies and procedures. All staff were issued with an identity badge, including their photograph, and a uniform at the commencement of their employment.