SAFE

There are five key questions that CQC may refer to during inspections.

 

Is the service SAFE?

This means the CQC want to see that people are protected from abuse and avoidable harm.

Fundamental Standards for this

Regulation 9

Person-Centered Care

This regulation is to make sure that people using a service have care or treatment that is personalised specifically for them.

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Regulation 11

Need for Consent

This regulation is to make sure that all people using the servicem and those lawfully acting on their behalf, have given consent before any care or treatment is provided.

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Regulation 12

Safe Care and Treatment

This regulation is to prevent people from receiving unsafe care and treatment and prevent harm or risk risk of harm.

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Regulation 13

Safeguarding

This regulation is to safeguard people who use services from suffering any form of abuse or improper treatment while receiving care and treatment.

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Regulation 15

Premises and Equipment

This regulation is to make sure that the premises and equipment where care and treatment are delivered are clean, suitable for the intended purpose, maintained and where required, appropriately located, stored securely and used properly.

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Reglation 17

Good Governance

This regulation is to make sure that providers have systems and processes that ensure that they are able to meet other requirements in this part of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (Regulations 4 to 20A).

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Regulation 18

Staffing

This regulation is to make sure that providers deploy enough suitably qualified, competent and experienced staff to enable them to meet all other regulatory requirements described in this part of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014.

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Regulation 19

Fit and Proper Persons Employed

This regulation is to make sure that providers only employ 'fit and proper' staff who are able to provide care and treatment appropriate to their role and to enable them to provide the regulated activity.

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Regulation 20

Duty of Candour

This regulation is to ensure that providers are open and transparent with people who use services and other 'relevant persons' (people acting lawfully on their behalf) in general in relation to care and treatment.

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Six Questions which will be asked under Key Lines of Enquiry SAFE

Question S1:

What systems, processes and practices are in place to ensure all care and treatment is carried out safetly?

Question S2:

How are lessons learned and improvements made when things go wrong?

Question S3:

What systems, processess and practices are in place to keep people safe and safeguard them from abuse?

Question S4:

How are risks to individual people who use services assessed, and their safety monitored and maintained?

Question S5:

How well are potential risks to the service anticipated and planned for in advance?

Question S6:

What systems, processes and practices are in place to protect people from unsafe use of equipment, materials and medicines?

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