The Care Quality Commission's 'Guidance about Compliance: Essential Standards' was withdrawn from 1 April 2015 and replaced by 'Guidance for providers on meeting the regulations - Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (Part 3) as amended, and Care Quality Commission (Registration) Regulations 2009 (Part 4) as amended: http://www.cqc.org.uk/content/regulations-service-providers-and-managers
This guidance applies to all registered persons (providers and managers) registered with the Care Quality Commission that carry on regulated activities. Registered persons must have regard to this guidance, and be able to demonstrate that the requirements in the regulations have been met. CQC must take the guidance into account when making regulatory decisions. See the section of the guidance relating to enforcement and offences for the consequences of breaching the regulations.
Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2014 (Part 3) as amended
For the text of the regulations, see regulations listed on the right hand side of: www.cqc.org.uk/content/regulations-service-providers-and-managers
A brief summary of the regulations that refer to training, skills, induction or competence is as follows.
Regulations 4-7 set the requirements for individuals carrying on regulated activities, directors, partners, nominated individuals, and registered managers, including qualifications, competence and skills, as appropriate.
Regulations 8 - 20A are the compulsory Fundamental standards. Of these the following contain references to training, skills, induction or competence. (Other regulations may imply the need for training, so these should also be reviewed.)
Regulation 12: Safe care and treatment
Regulation 13: Safeguarding service users
Regulation 14: Meeting nutrition and hydration needs
Regulation 15: Premises and equipment
Regulation 16: Complaints
Regulation 17: Good governance
Regulation 18: Staffing
Regulation 19: Fit and proper persons employed
Regulation 20: Duty of Candour
Skills for Care Guide
In addition, Skills for Care provide a guide to support CQC regulated providers with workforce development needs and compliance with the Fundamental Standards: Recommendations for CQC Providers Guide
Skills for Care also produce information on the Care Certificate which is compulsory as part of induction for new staff, new to care, from 1 April 2015: www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Standards/Care-Certificate/Care-Certificate.aspx
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