The state of adult social care services 2014 to 2017 presents findings from our comprehensive programme of adult social care inspections.
The report looks at what we’ve found about the quality of care across the full range of adult social care services that we regulate.
What we did
In October 2014, we formally rolled out our new inspection framework for adult social care. It includes overall ratings for each service as well as ratings in each of five key questions – whether they’re safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.
Between then and February 2017, we’ve completed over 33,000 inspections of around 24,000 adult social care locations.
We recognise there is fragility in the adult social care sector influenced by funding and resource pressures. But as the quality regulator, our focus in this report is on the quality of adult social care services and the impact that this has on people who use services.