In 2013, Mr. Lamb, CMG and a group of other leading care providers developed and launched the Driving Up Quality Code to ensure the shocking revelations of Winterbourne View would never be repeated. The Code outlines five standards that ensure high quality learning disability care provision.
As a result of the self-assessment, CMG has incorporated all of the views provided into a comprehensive report and action plan on how the organisation is addressing the Driving Up Quality Code and how it will maintain the very highest standards in future. This report was then sent to Mr. Lamb, who praised the initiative.
Norman Lamb MP, Care and Support Services Minister said:
“I fully endorsed the Driving Up Quality Code when it was launched last year and I am delighted to see CMG is taking the right steps to make sure it is being implemented.
“Initiatives like the code are making a real difference and helping to drive up standards across the sector. It’s great to see CMG taking a lead, empowering users of services and their families to deliver the highest standards of care.
“Undertaking this full and frank self-assessment demonstrates CMG’s commitment to placing service users at the centre of care.”
Peter Kinsey, Chief Executive of CMG said:
“The people we support are always our absolute priority. We wanted everyone who has a say in the care they receive to have an input on how we are going about it as an organisation.
“Whilst the report shows we are successfully implementing the Driving Up Quality Code across the organisation, we must keep evolving to maintain these high standards.”