“Not good enough, CQC”

Posted on Social Care Workforce: blog of the Social Care Workforce Research Unit at King’s College London, February 15, 2018

John Burton, a
social care consultant, Residential Forum member and writer, gives his personal response to the
recent Safeguarding Adults Review on Mendip House. John is the author of
Leading Good Care, JKP, 2015 and What’s wrong with CQC?, Centre for Welfare Reform, 2017. (973 words)

I’ve been reading the safeguarding review of Mendip House, a care
home for adults with autism in Somerset. (Safeguarding Adults Review.
Mendip House by Margaret Flynn, January 2018.) The home was owned and
managed by The National Autistic Society (NAS), regulated by the Care
Quality Commission (CQC), and the residents were placed there by local
authority commissioners from all over the UK but none from Somerset



Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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