Adult Services Cabinet Member – minutes – 13 January 2010

48 (8) ANNUAL PERFORMANCE ASSESSMENT OF ADULT SOCIAL SERVICES – The Service Director Adult Social Care submitted a report informing the Cabinet Member of outcome of the Annual Performance Assessment by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

The CQC was the independent regulator of Health and Adult Social Care Services in England. The commission was formed in April 2009 and brought together into one body the former Health Care Commission, the Commission for Social Care Inspection and the Mental Health Act Commission.

Every year the CQC made a judgement, which was publicly available, on all social service departments in England. The judgements were based on a range of performance indicators, inspections and visits relating to activity during the previous financial year (April 2008 to March 2009).

The CQC rated how well the council’s adult social services were delivered by using four grades – poor, adequate, well and excellent. The council’s grading of “performing well” showed the Commission had found that the council:

  • Consistently delivered above minimum requirements
  • Is cost effective
  • Made contributions to wider outcomes for the community.

The report gave details of the areas which were assessed by the inspectors.

Resolved – (a) That the report from the Care Quality Commission be endorsed, (b) that the achievements of Adult Social Services be noted, and (c) that the staff be thanked for their continued dedication to service users.