CQC report - The state of adult social care services 2014-17
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published findings from its comprehensive programme of adult social care inspections in a report, 'The state of adult social care services 2014-17'.
The focus of the report is on the quality of adult social care services and the impact that this has on people who use services.
Between October 2014 and February 2017, the CQC completed over 33,000 inspections of around 24,000 adult social care locations. It rated services on five criteria: whether they're safe, effective, caring, responsive and well-led.
The CQC is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. It assesses services on whether they provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care.