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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.
What goes into taking over an existing care business?
I have the chance to take over an existing care business where the staff are all self-employed. Would I have to have any qualifications and would I have to register with QCS? Thank you
Thank you for your question.
Registration with CQC is specified by law.
You can discover whether or not the business you are referring to requires registration by reading this CQC document "The Scope of Registration"
Assuming that you do need to register, the registration of a Registered Manager would be an important part of the Registration process.
A Registered Manager would need to have the skills, experience and knowledge to be able to manage the service.
That could be you depending on your experience and CQC could make it a condition of registration that you achieve a particular qualification.
If you were to let me have further information about the service I could give you more specific advice as I would like to have clarification about the staff all being self-employed too.
*All information is correct at the time of publishing.
Sheila Scott OBE has now retired and therefore is no longer available to answer your social care questions.
For Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA), care is Sheila's life. She possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business, and as a leader in the care sector.
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