West Midlands ADASS has been working with all 14 councils to help them prepare for the new QC Assurance framework that will be in place from April 2023.This page will link to relevant content.

Preparing for CQC Assurance: webinar series April 2023 - March 2024

These hour-long webinars (on MS Teams) provide ‘deep dives’ into key areas councils have identified that would help them with their preparations for CQC assurance. Some topics may be relevant to teams that don’t sit in adult socialcare. There is no limit on the number of delegates per organisation.

13/4/2023      Embedding evidence in strategy and practice NICE guidance and CQC readiness
25/5/2023      Learning disability and autism pathways: key areas to reflect on using the quality statements
22/6/2023      Learning from Children’s OFSTED joint with ADCS
27/7/2023      Managing waiting lists
14/9/2023      What are we learning from CQC’s assurance so far? A legal perspective 39 Essex Chambers
23/11/2023  Involving the market - learning from CQC regulated providers

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Recording of the webinar What are we learning from CQC’s assurance so far? A legal perspective 39 Essex Chambers presented on 14 September 2023

Recording of the webinar Preparing for CQC Assessments - Waiting Lists presented on 27 July 2023

Recordings of webinar series with 39 Essex Chambers November 2022

The first video sets the new assurance process in the context of the reforms enshrined in the 2014 Care Act

The second video describes the legislation behind assurance, its focus, evidence that will be required and the single assessment framework

The third video provides advice on preparation, particularly around gathering evidence, preparing staff, partners and colleagues, and being ready for challenges