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Governance and regulatory processes


The standard ‘Governance and Regulatory Processes’ explores legislation, regulation, accountability, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection process and the role of the nominated individual.

It is grouped into 5 areas of knowledge.

  • 2.1. Key drivers, legislation and policies within the social care sector
    • 2.1.1. Outline key drivers, legislation and policy that underpin the delivery of social care and the impact on own organisation
    • 2.1.2. Explain the impact of the Care Act legislation and associated guidance on the sector and in particular your own organisation
    • 2.1.3. Explain the impact of ‘personalisation’ on the social care sector
  • 2.2. Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection process
    • 2.2.1. Explain the reasons for inspection, the key drivers and legislation that are linked to it
    • 2.2.2. Identify which types of organisations are subject to registration and inspection by CQC
    • 2.2.3. Explain the fundamental standards of quality and safety
    • 2.2.4. Explain how the five key questions for the inspection structure may impact on your organisation
    • 2.2.5. Explain the implication on the organisation of each grading that can be given at inspection
    • 2.2.6. Explain how to prepare for inspection, what information is required and who needs to be involved
  • 2.3. Role of the nominated individual
    • 2.3.1. Identify who the nominated individual(s) is/are within your organisation
    • 2.3.2. Explain the role of the nominated individual for CQC purposes and how this differs from that of the registered manager role
    • 2.3.3. Explain how and when the ‘fit and proper person’ criteria apply
  • 2.4. Range of regulation process
    • 2.4.1 Identify the range of regulation processes pertinent to your organisation and how they impact on the organisation
    • 2.4.2. Identify the range of information required for each process
  • 2.5. Governance and accountability
    • 2.5.1. Outline the governance mechanisms within your organisation
    • 2.5.2. Identify your position of accountability within the governance structure and your key areas of responsibility
    • 2.5.3. Explain how agreed ways of working such as protocols, policies and procedures relate to governance and accountability
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