[PDF] An options framework for assuring quality in the provision of non-regulated care and support services

Institute of Public Care
Institute of Public Care
Publication date:
29 June 2010


This options framework has been produced by the Institute of Public Care to help commissioners of adult social care and health services in the South West of England identify the most appropriate regulatory processes for providers of services not falling under Care Quality Commission (CQC) regulation.  Its aim is not to be prescriptive, but to help authorities develop their own set of resources for identifying the contracting and accreditation processes that best fit local circumstances. The emphasis is on balancing responsibility for the safety of vulnerable service users with avoidance of levels of scrutiny that may prove disproportionately burdensome to smaller provider organisations.