What is happening?
The Regulation of Care (Jersey) Law 2014 came into force on 1st January 2019.
What will that mean?
There are implications for all providers of:
- Care Home (Residential) services for adults and children
- Home Care services for adults and children
- Adult Day Care services
So what do providers have to do?
All providers of care homes and home care services (children, young people and adults), and adult day care services must register with the Jersey Care Commission.
And what’s new?
The Regulation of Care (Standards and Requirements) (Jersey) Regulations 2019 will change the way providers of services are registered, regulated and inspected.
For some services it will introduce registration, regulation and inspection for the first time.
And what about managers?
It is a requirement for a provider to be registered in order to carry on a regulated activity, and for a manager of a regulated activity to be registered in order to act as such.
Why are we doing this?
The new regulations place service quality and improvement at the heart of regulation.
The law will strengthen protection for those who need it and ensure services deliver high-quality care and support to children, young people and adults.
What does the Care Commission have to do?
The Jersey Care Commission is required to register a provider in relation to a regulated activity only if we are satisfied that the provider is a fit person to carry out that activity and will comply with requirements imposed by the regulations.
The Care Commission will register successful applicants, maintain a register and make this available to the public, and issue a certificate of registration to the provider.
Do I need to be a Registered Provider?
Yes, if you are an organisation or individual who provides:
- Personal care
- Personal support and/or
- Nursing care
To people or a person in their own home, a care home or in a day care centre.
This includes services provided by: a Parish, a States of Jersey department, the voluntary/private sector or an individual.
And the manager?
If the provider is an organisation or an individual who is not suitably skilled, experienced and qualified to manage the establishment or agency, then a manager must be appointed to take full-time, day-to-day control of the service. They must apply to register with the Jersey Care Commission.
Can you say more about providers?
- The registration process assesses the fitness of named providers to provide services. If we register a provider, we will continue to check this through regular inspections.
- Providers are responsible for supplying us with the full, correct and suitable information to support their application. The quality of this information informs our judgement about their fitness to provide a service.
And more about the managers?
- Registered Managers are managers of regulated activities. They are the person in charge, and take full-time, day to day control of the establishment or agency.
- Providers must ensure that each registered service has a manager. This manager must also register with us.
- The manager’s registration is personal to them. It is not transferable to another registered provider.
- New managers must submit an application and demonstrate that they have the skills, knowledge and experience to meet the requirements of the relevant establishment or service in order to be registered.
- We expect that a manager will only manage one establishment or agency. However, in exceptional circumstances, we will consider an application for a manager to manage two settings. In these circumstances, a separate decision is made about an applicant’s suitability to manage each setting. The manager must demonstrate that they have the appropriate experience, qualifications and skills to meet the requirements of each one. They must be able to be in full-time, day-to-day charge of each setting, which means they must be able to manage and lead the care of the care receivers effectively.
- An application for registration is only complete when you have supplied all the information that we need to process it, and you have paid the required fee. If you make your application by post and do not supply us with all the required information and/or the required fee, we will contact you and may have to return the application for completion.