CSCI Improve their Services Directory

CSCI have implemented improvements to their directory, which is the the only independent source of information about adult social care services in England. These improvements follow CSCI request for comments and suggestions from users about their services,...

CSCI reveal Star Rating for 2008

CSCI have released their performance ratings for the 150 local councils with statutory responsibility for adult social services in England. The performance ratings summarise CSCI independent judgement of how local authorities carried out their responsibilities to...

CSCI Launch New Ratings for Care Services

CSCI have recently launched their new ‘quality rating’ for care services. This will allow the public to look at the quality of care services in their area using a new 3 star rating system. With three star meaning ‘excellent’, two stars ‘good’, one star ‘adequate’ and...

New NMS outcome descriptions and rating rules from January 2008

Following consultation with Care Providers, CSCI (Commission for Social Care Inspection) have recently announced they will be using a new approach to summarising national minimum standard (NMS) outcomes and improved rules for working out quality ratings from January...

Introduction of Self-Assessment for Care Providers

It has been announced by CSCI that from April 2007 all registered adult care service providers will have to complete an annual quality assurance assessment. These assessments will allow service providers the opportunity to supply details of how well they think they...

A new protocol for safeguarding vulnerable adults

Guide 2 Care have announced that a new protocol for safeguarding adults in social care services has been developed by the Association of Directors of Social Services (ADSS), Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) and Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI)....

Induction – More than a training issue

The New Combined Induction Standards come at a time of change in the industry, where both training managers and compliance officers are under greater pressure to deliver and prove good quality induction training. CSCI are looking for more detailed reporting on...