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Whether you have just had an inspection or are awaiting one, the audits are designed to identify compliance with the 2014 Regulations regarding the facilities. The audit is organised using the 5 Key Domains for an in-depth and objective assessment of how the service is doing.

Auditors are experienced adult social care professionals, trained and certified by IRCA (International Register of Certified Auditors). Our auditors come from a variety of backgrounds including Nursing, CQC Inspectors, Business Directors, and Local Authority Commissioners who have many years of relevant practical hands on industry experience.

We understand the challenges facing the sector, and during the audit experienced auditors can provide practical advice and guidance to help owners & managers improve their service. Auditors are selected for the Service based on their history and sector experience.

The aim is to be a critical friend providing practical hands on advice during the audit to help Owners & Managers improve their service.


  • Duration 1-3 day’s dependent of size of the organisation
  • Audits carried out by IRCA Trained Lead Auditors
  • Audits consist of inspection of records, observation, staff and user/patient interviews
  • System based desktop audits available
  • A detailed written report is issued following the audit

Tailored to your needs

  • Audits are tailored to the type of service (Residential, Clinical & Domiciliary)
  • Single or Multi Site
  • Can be announced or unannounced
  • Can be focused on a specific issue or combination of issues

Ongoing Support

Ongoing post audit support available to drive through change and improve services

Why choose The Living Circle

  1. Save Time – we have reviewed over 300 technologies and service providers… so you don’t have to trawl trade exhibitions or websites
  2. Only the Best – we have selected software and service providers that are top quartile i.e. one of the best at what they do.
  3. Working Together – People, Software & Policies work best when they work effectively together. We have selected Partners that do!
  4. Price Promise – Where we supply Software or Service from a Partner, you are charged the same price as going direct to that business.
  5. Our Clients come First – If you work with us, we will support you if the service or software supplier needs to improve. We will be on your side.

If you’d like to know more about the services we offer to the care

sector, please contact our services and software team on

01242 896380 Alternatively, you can use our Contact Us page.