The Jersey Care Commission was first established in shadow form in May 2017 and formally became the regulator for health and social care on 1 January 2019.
Our role is to provide independent assurance about the quality and safety of a range of health and social care services provided in Jersey and the professional staff who work in these services.
We have an agreement with the Department for Strategic Policy, Planning and Performance, available here, which sets out:
The principles underlying the working relationship between the Commission and the Government of Jersey (GoJ).
Matters relating to accountability, assurance, value and engagement.
Arrangements with regard to the provision and management of resources.
In preparation for the new Regulation of Care Law, we developed care standards for each service that we now regulate. Our standards put people receiving care at the very centre of their care. We asked people what was important to them and what makes care good. What people who receive care said is reflected in the person-centred standards.
As well as registering new providers, the Jersey Care Commission are responsible for carrying out an annual programme of inspections and will be publishing the reports of these inspections on our website.
Our role is explained in more depth in a leaflet which is available from here.
Following the publication of the Independent Jersey Care Inquiry report, the Chief Minister asked us to undertake an inspection of the Jersey Children’s Social Work Service. We partnered with Ofsted who regulate these services in England and Wales and published our report of the inspection in September 2018.