Closed petition Amend the Health & Social Care Act to increase focus on supporting relationships

Social Care inspections do not include specific reference to relationships & sex, making it possible to receive an ‘outstanding’ rating, whilst ignoring an essential part of people's lives. CQC said they cannot add mandatory questions for inspectors without amending the Health & Social Care Act

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The questions submitted to CQC have been added as supplementary but not mandatory, meaning inspectors can currently choose not to ask them. The questions covered sexuality & relationships polices, sexual health, sexual rights and training for staff and people who use services. Read more about them https://www.choicesupport.org.uk/blog/easy-complacency-or-hard-commitment

Social care staff are faced with difficult situations and are often untrained in this area, as it is not seen as a priority.

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