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, child care and play services and fostering 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 and adoption services in the future. For these services please use the existing inspection guidance.
We undertake a combination of full and focused inspections. Full inspections concentrate on the experiences of people receiving services. Focused inspections look in more detail at the way services are delivered.