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Inspection carried out on 8 April 2019

During a routine inspection

About the service: Beaumont College offers both residential and day programmes to students at the College. The students are aged between 18 and 25 with a broad range of physical and learning disabilities. The residential units can accommodate 63 people. At the time of our inspection visit there were 33 people staying at the College.

People’s experience of using this service:

Staff were committed to supporting young people to gain their independence and develop their skills. Use of technology enabled young people to access information and to be fully involved in their care and support.

Young people’s care and support had been planned proactively and in partnership with them and family members. They felt consulted and listened to about how their care would be delivered. Care plans were organised and had identified the care and support young people required. We found they were informative about care young people had received.

Young people were supported to have maximum choice and control of their lives and staff supported them in the least restrictive way possible; the policies and systems in the service supported this practice. Staff worked together in a positive way to support young people to achieve their identified goals.

Staff had been recruited safely, appropriately trained and supported. Family members told us staff knew and met the care needs of young people staying at the college.

Young people were supported to have access to healthcare professionals and their healthcare needs had been met. The service worked in partnership with other organisations to ensure they followed good practice and young people in their care were safe.

Procedures were in place to record safeguarding concerns, accidents and incidents and take necessary action as required. Family members spoken with during the inspection told us they had no concerns about their relative’s safety whilst in the care of staff supporting them.

The registered provider used a variety of methods to assess and monitor the quality of the service. These included regular audits and satisfaction surveys to seek their views about the service provided.

Rating at last inspection: This is the first inspection at Beaumont College following the providers registration with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) on 30 April 2018.

Why we inspected: This was the services first planned inspection.

Follow up: The next scheduled inspection will be in keeping with the overall rating. We will continue to monitor information we receive from and about the service. We may inspect sooner if we receive concerning information about the service.

For more details, please see the full report which is on the CQC website at