Who is the Care Quality Commission?
The Care Quality Commission are the independent regulator of health and social care in England. Their purpose is to make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and encourage care services to improve.
The CQC provide a number of important roles:-
- They register care providers
- They monitor, inspect and rate services
- They take action to protect people who use services
- They speak with our independent voice, publishing our views on major quality issues in health and social care
Throughout their work they:
- Protect the rights of vulnerable people, including those restricted under the Mental Health Act
- Listen to and act on your experiences
- Involve the public and people who receive care
- Work with other organisations and public groups
Role of registered manager
A registered manager is the person in day to day charge of the regulated services provided at the care home, who must also be registered with the CQC.
The position of care manager is a front-line leadership role within a residential care setting. They are responsible for all aspects of the day-to-day operations, including recruiting and managing staff teams, managing budgets and ensuring that the quality of the services provided meets national care standards.
What is safeguarding, who does it, how and why
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) defines safeguarding as the protection of people’s well-being, health and human rights, allowing them to live safely without neglect, harm or abuse. … Residential care homes are very much involved in the safeguarding for their residents.
You can find the CQC ratings for both our care homes below:-
Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS)
The Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) are part of the Mental Capacity Act. The safeguards aim to make sure that people in care homes are looked after in a way that does not inappropriately restrict their freedom.
The safeguards set out a process that hospitals and care homes must follow if they believe it is in the person’s best interests to deprive a person them of their liberty, in order to provide a particular care plan. to ensure the deprivation of liberty is in the person’s best interests.
Whether someone is deprived of their liberty depends on the person’s specific circumstances. A large restriction may sometimes in itself be a deprivation of liberty or sometimes a number of small restrictions added together will amount to a deprivation of liberty. What needs to be assessed is the amount of control that the care home has over the person.
For more information about Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards or seek advice, contact the DoLS Advice Line, 0113 855 2347.