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St Aidan Lodge Residential Care Home Good

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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 30 April 2014
Date of Publication: 27 June 2014
Inspection Report published 27 June 2014 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 30 April 2014, 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 and talked with staff.

Our judgement

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

Reasons for our judgement

We looked at the provider’s recruitment policies and procedures and also the personnel files of three staff who worked in the home.

We saw people who wanted to work in the home were required to complete an application form and then people the manager felt might be suitable were selected for interview. We saw people being interviewed were assessed and given marks on their responses as well as their presentation and knowledge.

During our inspection we found important information would be checked to make sure those using the service would not be at risk from staff that were unsuitable to work with vulnerable people. For example, the staff recruitment procedures we looked at ensured there would be references to verify people’s previous history and satisfactory evidence of their conduct in previous employment. This meant the provider could clearly demonstrate they made suitable reference checks to make sure only suitable staff were employed by the service.

We also saw people would be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service check (previously called Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) check) to make sure they were suitable to work with vulnerable adults.

All these measures ensured the provider had robust recruitment procedures in place to protect people who used the service.