There are five questions we ask of all care services. They’re at the heart of the way we regulate and they help us to make sure we focus on the things that matter to people.
We ask the same five questions of all the services we inspect:
Are they safe?
Safe: you are protected from abuse and avoidable harm.
Are they effective?
Effective: your care, treatment and support achieves good outcomes, helps you to maintain quality of life and is based on the best available evidence.
Are they caring?
Caring: staff involve and treat you with compassion, kindness, dignity and respect.
Are they responsive to people’s needs?
Responsive: services are organised so that they meet your needs.
Are they well-led?
Well-led: the leadership, management and governance of the organisation make sure it’s providing high-quality care that’s based around your individual needs, that it encourages learning and innovation, and that it promotes an open and fair culture.