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Sheila Scott OBE has now retired and therefore is no longer available to answer your social care questions. However, you might still find the answer you’ve been searching for down below.

25th January 2017

Are day care activities inspected by the CQC?

Do day care activities services get inspected by CQC?


Dear Julie,


Day Care facilities are not a registered service and therefore are not inspected by CQC. However, they are subject to other parts of the law including Health and Safety and Food Hygiene if they are preparing food.


If day care is provided within a care home then CQC will have an interest in it and will want to be sure that the home has both the space and enough staff to care for both home's service users and the people in receipt of day care.


Best wishes.




*All information is correct at the time of publishing.

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