Decision details

Draft Staffordshire Care Quality Compact and Draft Staffordshire County Council Care Quality Strategy 2013-2016

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Cabinet will:
(a) Consider the Staffordshire Care Quality Compact
(b) Consider the draft strategy and agree final draft for publication and implementation


Alan White Image

The way we care for the elderly and more vulnerable members of our communities is undoubtedly a mark of a society which we would all want to be part of. National scandals on care have prompted much debate, but here in Staffordshire we have recognised the time for talk is over.


Staffordshire County Council’s Quality Green Paper on the Revolution of Care sets out ambitions to ensure residents and their families are at the heart of change and as a county we adopt a “zero tolerance” approach on poor standards.


We have listened to what people have said and our Staffordshire Care Quality Strategy and partner-wide commitment responds to what people have told us and underpins our drive to improve the quality of life for residents of all ages in Staffordshire.”


Alan White, Cabinet Member for Care.


Reasons for the Decision – To consider proposals to improve the quality of care services in Staffordshire through the publication and implementation of the Staffordshire County Council Care Quality Strategy.


Alternative Options Considered – None


Decision – (a) That the report and the corresponding consultation outcome report produced by Engaging Communities Staffordshire be received and noted.


(b) That the draft Staffordshire Care Quality Compact and draft Staffordshire County Council Care Quality Strategy be endorsed for publication and implementation.


(c) That the overall approach to improving care quality in Staffordshire and embedding a zero tolerance approach to poor quality be endorsed.

Report author: Amy Jones

Publication date: 19/12/2013

Date of decision: 18/12/2013

Decided at meeting: 18/12/2013 - Cabinet

Effective from: 25/12/2013

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