You are here

Information for and about providers of health and social care

The Care Quality Commission is responsible for regulating providers of care and support. There are a number of organisations that are regulated by the commission including:

  • hospitals
  • dentists
  • GP practices
  • care homes
  • domiciliary care providers

Find out more about the latest inspection report for a health or social care provider.

To help local providers of care and support the board, in partnership with local providers, has developed a safeguarding toolkit. The toolkit is used by Bracknell Forest Council as part of its quality assurance process with adult social care providers. You can access the toolkit below:

Pre-employment checks

The Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and the Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) have merged into the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). CRB checks are now called DBS checks.  

See also

Who can ask for a DBS check?

For most jobs, employers or voluntary organisations aren’t allowed to ask job applicants about previous convictions, because this may unfairly prevent the person from being employed. However for certain jobs such as those, where people work directly with adults at risk employers or voluntary organisations are required to undertake DBS checks.

The Board has produced a range of information to help raise the awareness of adult safeguarding and what can be done to stop adult abuse. You can print off copies of any of the following information:

If you are a provider or care and support or a local company and would like to receive a hard copy of any of the leaflets or posters please email us at

Family group