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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 4 May 2012
Date of Publication: 12 June 2012
Inspection Report published 12 June 2012 PDF | 57.61 KB

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 reviewed all the information we hold about this provider, carried out a visit on 04/05/2012 and talked to people who use services.

Our judgement

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

The provider was meeting this standard.

User experience

We spoke to people using the service but what they told us did not relate to this standard.

Other evidence

We looked at The Providence Projects written recruitment policy and procedures. It stated that the policy was non-discriminatory and conformed to statutory regulations and agreed best practice. It set out how staff vacancies were advertised and the selection process. It included reference to the promotion of equal opportunities. We noted that the application forms for potential staff informed individuals that an offer of an appointment was subject to the receipt of satisfactory response from the Independent Safeguarding Authority about their status and a satisfactory disclosure from the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB).

We looked at the records of two of the most recently recruited staff. We saw evidence that appropriate checks had been carried out and references obtained before the staff began work. This showed that there were effective recruitment and selection processes in place.

The provider may find it useful to note that their written “Recruitment and Selection Policy and Procedure” contained no reference to the requirement to obtain CRB checks. These are an essential safeguard against the employment of people who would be unsuitable to work with vulnerable adults and children.