The Driving Up Quality Code Complete Jan 2016.The Driving Up Quality Code is a voluntary code of conduct written as a response to the abuse at Winterbourne View. The code was created by the Driving Up Quality Alliance, made up of national member organisations that collectively represent 80% of all learning disability service providers in the country. It was launched in September 2013 at the House of Commons. The code is endorsed by the Minister of State for Care and Support, Norman Lamb (who contributed a forward), the Department of Health and the Care Quality Commission. Its primary aims include improving quality in learning disabilities services and promoting a culture of honesty and transparency. Organisations that sign up to the Driving Up Quality Code are expected to assess themselves annually and publish what they find, with an action plan for improvement.
New Prospects was an early signatory to the Code as it is something that we are happy to endorse and be part of. We are currently planning our self-assessment process. It will be the same format as we used when we wrote our vision statement at our AGM. We will gather together people from all parts of the organisation – people we support, their families and supporters, staff members at all levels, senior managers and our trustees. We will keep you up to date with our progress via this page.