Finding excellence in adult social care services

An overview of selected approaches to excellence in social care

October 2010

The Care Quality Commission (CQC) commissioned the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE) to define excellence in adult social care service in England to inform the CQCs new quality information scheme for regulated adult care services. 

This overview looks at some of the tools currently in use to measure quality in social care, many of which informed our final definition.

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