This guide from CQC outlines how they regulate providers supporting autistic people and people with a learning disability in accordance with other national guidance, in particular, Building the right support and Building the right home.
The guidance is statutory guidance in accordance with s.23 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008.
The guide fulfills the following functions:
- Applies to any service that currently, or intends to, provide regulated care to autistic people and people with a learning disability. This includes children and young adults, working age adults and older people
- Describes the regulatory approach for these services, covering our registration, inspection, monitor and enforcement functions – and
- Makes their expectations clear to future and existing providers