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Inspection report

Date of Inspection: 5, 18 October 2011
Date of Publication: 15 December 2011
Inspection Report published 15 December 2011 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

Our judgement

People using the service are protected by safe recruitment practices.

User experience

During our inspection on 18 October 2011 we did not speak with any of the people using the service about how the provider recruited staff.

Other evidence

Following our last inspection we had concerns that the lack of background checks for new staff could create risks for people using the service

During this inspection we saw the recruitment files for three staff who had been appointed since our last visit. The required pre-employment checks had been carried out. Staff had only begun to visit people in their own homes after all relevant checks had been received and the manager was satisfied that the staff were fit to work with vulnerable people. New staff received a staff handbook, which outlined key policies relating to their job role.