Quality ratings for social care providers

The Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) published quality ratings for all registered social care providers for the first time.

Regardless of whether providers were local authority, private or voluntary, they were assessed in inspections against minimum standards and awarded a 0–3 star rating based on whether they were deemed 'Poor', 'Adequate', 'Good' or 'Excellent'.

CSCI undertook inspections of social care services for just less than a year before its abolition in March 2009.


Nuffield Trust.
Rating providers for quality; a policy worth pursuing?
Nuffield Trust; 2013.