We inspect services registered with us to check that they provide safe care. We also check that people’s rights are being respected and their quality of life enhanced.
Changing the way we inspect
We are making changes to the way we inspect. We have changed the way we inspect adult services, children’s homes and child care and play services. More information about the changes is available on our ‘Changing the way we inspect’ pages.
We are also developing new inspection frameworks for domiciliary care, fostering and adoption services in the future. For these services please use the existing inspection guidance.
We undertake a combination of full inspections and focused inspections which concentrate on the experiences of people receiving services and focused inspections which look in more detail at the way services are delivered.