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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 25 October 2013
Date of Publication: 14 November 2013
Inspection Report published 14 November 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 looked at the personal care or treatment records of people who use the service, carried out a visit on 25 October 2013, checked how people were cared for at each stage of their treatment and care and talked with carers and / or family members. We talked with staff and received feedback from people using comment cards.

Our judgement

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

Reasons for our judgement

At the time of our inspection, there were approximately 350 staff members. We sampled eight files and saw that the appropriate checks had been carried out before staff started work. All staff had undergone checks by the Disclosure and Barring Service, provided evidence of their qualifications and provided details of referees. All new staff were screened for blood borne viruses and had their immunity checked.

The service employed staff with a specified level of recent experience in caring for children. Recruitment was led by an experienced paediatric nurse.

Since the last inspection, the service had expanded and created several new management and supervisory positions, including a family support manager and clinical nurse manager posts which have been filled by nurses with extensive experience in working with children and families in the community.