Inspection inside out - Sexuality and relationships in adult social care | QCS

Inspection inside out – Sexuality and relationships in adult social care

Dementia Care
July 12, 2022

In this episode, Abi interviewed Dawn Waller, former CQC Inspector and Policy Manager. Together they discussed:

  • What does it mean by sexuality and relationships in adult social care
  • How providers can raise the topic of relationships and sexuality with residents in a constructive and compassionate way
  • How can providers empower residents and staff to speak about sexuality to provide person-centred care

Meet Abi Spence
Abi, as the Registration and Inspection Specialist, has worked for and with Government agencies relevant to social care for the past 12+ years. Primarily with the Department of Health, Social Services Inspectorate, Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) and since its inception, the Care Quality Commission (CQC). As part of this long involvement, Abi has developed a comprehensive and detailed understanding of relevant issues and has worked closely with stakeholders such as people that use services, carers, providers, local government, the Department of Health, Ofsted and the Audit Commission.

The ’Inspection inside out’ series is where Abi will de-mystify the process in a way that will help you decide whether a registered manager in the care sector is the right career for you.



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