Agenda item

Adult Social Care update on the introduction of local authority assessment by the Care Quality Commission under the Health and Care Act (2022) - Report of Corporate Director of Adult and Health Services


The Cabinet noted a report of the Corporate Director of Adult and Health Services which provided an update following the report presented in July 2023, on the Care Quality Commission (CQC’s) timeline to commence the assessment of the way local authorities discharge their Adult Social Care duties under Part one of The Care Act (2014); including information relating to pilot assessments and Assurance Peer Challenges (for copy of report, see file of minutes).


Councillor C Hood, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Adult and Health Services thanked Lee Alexander and the wider team for the compilation of the report and for the update. An immense amount of preparation had occurred since the last update to Cabinet relating to the implementation of the CQC Local Authority Assessment Framework. Preparation for the upcoming CQC assessment continued to progress and it was pleasing to note the improved governance and oversight arrangements provided assurance to members and the executive management team of how the Council are meeting the responsibilities to discharge the adult social care duties under the Care Act. As outlined in the report, there had been significant work undertaken in preparation for the assessment process which included working in conjunction with other local authorities across the North East.




That the recommendations in the report be approved.

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