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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 8 August 2013
Date of Publication: 3 September 2013
Inspection Report published 03 September 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 8 August 2013, observed how people were being cared for, talked with people who use the service and talked with staff. We reviewed information given to us by the provider, reviewed information sent to us by commissioners of services and talked with other regulators or the Department of Health.

Our judgement

People who used the service were safe and their health and welfare needs were met by staff who were fit, appropriately qualified and were physically and mentally able to do their job.

Reasons for our judgement

At our previous inspection in April 2013 we had concerns that the service did not conduct the relevant checks to ensure that people were fit to work with vulnerable adults. The service had not gained sufficient references, one being from their most previous employer for two members of staff. We saw that the service had not ensured that a new Criminal Records Bureau check had been undertaken prior to their employment at Rubery Court. At this inspection we found that the provider had gained two relevant references for the two identified members of staff and that all the checks were now in place.

We looked at two more files of new staff recently recruited to the service. We saw that new staff had completed an application form and attended an interview prior to being offered the job. We saw that they had two references, a Disclosure and Barring Service check (DBS) and a medical declaration form on their file. The DBS has replaced the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check. We saw certificates of any training they may have undertaken relevant to the role they had applied for. This meant that the service was ensuring that staff were fit, appropriately qualified and able to do their job.