In 2023, the Jersey Care Commission Expanded its role to include the registration and regulation of children and young people’s health and social care services.
As a result, the Commission has engaged with these service providers to support their teams through the new regulation requirements.
In September, the Commission met with a number of local care providers and service users to hear more about the value of regulation and the impact this has on the service they provide or receive. Over the coming weeks, you will be able to hear directly from these providers about their journey with regulation as part of the Care Conversation on the Commission’s LinkedIn, Facebook and X (formerly Twitter) channels.
The following providers took part in the campaign:
- Rob Sainsbury, Chief Officer from Children, Young People, Education and Skills (CYPES)
- A service user from Positive Steps
- Rosemarie Finley, Chief Executive Officer from Family Nursing & Home Care
- Tim Ringsdore, Chairman from Sanctuary Trust
- Marta Rodrigues, Home Manager from St. Joseph’s Care Home
Becky Sherrington (pictured), Chief Inspector of the Jersey Care Commission, commented: “The purpose of the Care Conversation is to share the value of regulation to the community, service providers and service users with Islanders.
“We see the role of regulation as adding value to these groups through setting clear standards that provide the people of Jersey with independent assurance about the quality, safety and effectiveness of their health and social care services and promote best practice and better outcomes. We’d like to thank everyone who took the time to participate, and we look forward to continuing the Care Conversation.”
This initiative is part of an ongoing series of engagements with providers and service users. In May the Commission held an event with all providers and in August, conducted a survey to gather the views of children and young people, families and caregivers, plus those staff and practitioners working in children’s services. The Survey received a high volume of responses from staff and Islanders providing feedback on their services, and the feedback will be published as part of the inspection reports, which will help shape the future of children’s health and social care in Jersey.
Glenn Houston, Chair of the Jersey Care Commission concluded: “It’s important to know if independent regulation is making a significant difference to the lives of those who use health and social care services in Jersey. The best way to find out is to ask care providers and care receivers about their experiences of providing and using regulated services. This series of conversations is a welcome step in the process.”