Care Quality Commission

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Who are the Care Quality Commission?

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. Their role is to monitor, inspect and regulate services to make sure that services meet the fundamental standards of quality and safety. The CQC publishes their findings including performance ratings to help people choose their care.

A new approach to how the CQC regulate, inspect and rate services came into effect on 1st April 2015 with the launch of the new Fundamental Standards. The CQC will assess the quality of services using 5 key questions:

  • Are they safe?
  • Are they effective?
  • Are they caring?
  • Are they responsive to people's needs?
  • Are they well-led?

Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families CQC rating

The Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families is committed to ensuring that our clinical services are of the highest quality and are safe for the children, young people, parents and carers who attend the Centre. Our last inspection was carried out on the 21st January 2014 which found that our services were meeting all CQC national standards (listed below).

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To read our latest report please follow the link below:

CQC Inspection Report February 2014

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