Safeguarding and quality in commissioning care homes

SCIE Guide 45

Published: February 2012

Review date: February 2015

This guide aims to support NHS and local authority commissioners of care homes to ensure that safeguarding is central to the commissioning process and a primary concern for residential and nursing care home providers.

The government have identified six guiding principles on safeguarding which seek to increase the protection for those most at risk in society. Key points for commissioners are outlined here in relation to each of the principles.