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Effective auditing in care: Why auditing is important - part 3 of 13

3.0 WHY AUDITING IS IMPORTANTManagers need to know that the service is operating as intended. Auditing provides written evidence that users of the service, carers and staff are involved in measuring the effectiveness of the service. Auditing demonstrates and provides evidence to CQC and Local Authority Commissioners that the service is able to respond to the Key Lines of Enquiry and meet the Fundamental Standards. Corrective actions to address any shortfall demonstrate a willingness to put things right and a commitment to improvement. Auditing is an essential ongoing tool that should become an integral part of the service. In doing so it ensures that standards and service user requirements continue to be met. If managers are assured that their service is operating as intended they will have confidence in meeting enforcing officer’s inspections. Part 4 coming next week. Albert CookManaging DirectorBettal Quality Consultancy Fellow Chartered Quality InstituteThe Cared 4 quality management system contains all the tools you require to carry out effective auditing. We are developed an audit pack to sit alongside these guidance notes which is available from Bettal Quality Consultancy. Please call us on 016977 41411 if you would like more information.

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