CQC and Ofsted have extensive enforcement powers against providers. Their powers are extensive and can be taken either will notice or, if urgent, on an emergency basis.

CQC can serve a:

Notice of Proposal to (NOP):

Ridouts can help you to draft representations to the NOP setting out why the proposed action should not be taken.

Notice of Decision to (NOD):

Ridouts can help you to appeal the Notice of Decision to the First Tier (Care Standards) Tribunal.

Magistrates’ Court Order:

Ridouts can help you to appeal the order to the First Tier (Care Standards) Tribunal.

Ofsted can take similar action, under different legislation and can additionally serve:

Such action can be highly damaging, reputations can be damaged, providers can be prosecuted for failing to comply with conditions of registration and businesses can be lost.

Ridouts can work with you to build a robust response to these types of action.

The CQC may issue a Letter of Intent to providers, used as a pre-cursor to the above types of action.  These letters ask that the providers respond within a short timeframe (often 24 hours or less) to assure the CQC that suitable action is being taken to mitigate risks.

Ridouts can help you by:

Outcomes achieved include: 

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