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 foreword), the Department of Health and the Care Quality Commission. Its primary aims include improving the quality of learning disabilities services and promoting a culture of honesty and transparency. Organisations that sign up for the Driving Up Quality Code are expected to assess themselves annually and publish what they find, with an action plan for improvement.
Find out more on their website.
Liaise have signed up and here is our first report looking at Practice Leadership within the company: DUQ code summary