The CQC recently published report for their first formal assessments of how local authorities meet their adult social care duties.

The CQC are required to deliver the assessments under the Health and Care Act 2022. They are part of their new formal assessment programme of all 153 local authorities in England with adult social care responsibilities, which started in December 2023.

The first 3 reports are for:

  • Hertfordshire County Council – rated as good
  • London Borough of Hounslow – rated as good
  • West Berkshire Council – rated as good

The CQC developed the assessment approach following extensive co-production with partners, care providers, stakeholders, and people who use health and social care services and their families. They also tested their approach through 5 pilot assessments carried out last year.

Click here for more information on the first local authority assessment reports.

Click here for the Hertfordshire County Council local authority assessment.