Social Care audit guidance

Guidance | Published: 18 May 2017 | Author: HQIP

The aim of social care is to improve, or maintain, the quality of peoples’ lives, and their well-being, through personalisation and empowerment. To understand how successful social care is and to improve upon it, we must measure outcomes, using care audit, to check how effective services are for people who use them.

With this in mind, HQIP has produced a suite of guides offering a step-by-step approach to audit in social care using the quality improvement cycle. The guides have been co-designed with service users and employees to ensure that they accurately reflect the experiences, challenges and achievements of organisations, services and disciplines within the social care sector.

All of the guides are free and available to download from this webpage. They are as follows:

  • Social care audit in practice
  • Social care audit in practice – Summary guide
  • Social care audit for leaders

For further information and case studies on care audit visit our ‘Quality improvement in social care’ webpage.

Don’t miss out. Sign up to be notified when this resource is updated and to receive updates about other related quality improvement resources, events and news from HQIP. Or you can  .


By continuing you agree to receive emails with updates and other information from HQIP and you are confirming you are over the age of 13.

Please read our privacy policy to understand how HQIP uses the information you provide, your use of HQIP’s website and your interaction with the marketing emails to improve the relevance of the communications we send you. You can unsubscribe at any time.

I have read and agree with the contents of the privacy policy.

Social Care audit guidance