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Inspection report


Date of Publication: 23 January 2014
Inspection Report published 23 January 2014 PDF

Staff should be properly trained and supervised, and have the chance to develop and improve their skills (outcome 14)

Meeting this standard

We checked that people who use this service

  • Are safe and their health and welfare needs are met by competent staff.

How this check was done

We reviewed information given to us by the provider.

Our judgement

People were cared for by staff who were supported to deliver care and treatment safely and to an appropriate standard.

Reasons for our judgement

At our previous inspection on 19 September 2013 staff told us they felt well supported and received regular supervision from their line manager. They told us they were able to access training and had opportunities to continue with their professional development. However, there was not a system in place for the manager to know whether all their staff had completed their required training or to identify when their refresher training was due. They were unable to provide us with evidence that all staff had completed their required training.

At this follow up inspection a new system had been put in place to record when staff had completed their training and to identify when refresher training was due. The provider sent us their training log which evidenced that all staff had either completed their training or were booked onto a course to complete it. The required training included data protection, safeguarding vulnerable adults and safeguarding children. We also saw that staff had undertaken additional training in ‘Foundations of recovery’ and risk management to provide them with the skills and knowledge required to support people who used the service.