CQC inspectors issued with “human rights” guidance

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has linked up with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and published equality and human rights guidance for care inspectors.

The guidance is intended to help CQC inspectors to clearly link effective equality and human rights compliance with high-quality, safe services. The guidance sets out exactly what they have to look for when monitoring a care provider against the essential standards. The guidance also provides information to inspectors on what to do if they suspect a human rights violation or find a breach in standards.

The guidance was subject to a 12-week consultation. 70 responses were received from CQC staff, carers and health and social care providers.

All providers should review this guidance to get more information on what to expect from a CQC inspector during a site visit and how their service will be judged.

The guidance can be found here.

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