08.06.17: In a recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection, Beam ABA, provider of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) therapy for those with autism or other complex behavioural needs, received an “outstanding” verdict for its responsiveness of service.
The CQC inspection report also stated: “We received overwhelming positive feedback from parents of children and young adults who were being supported by Beam ABA Services. They told us how the service had positively impacted on their child’s life and supported them to integrate into day to day life and activities.”
The inspectors asked several key questions to rate Beam ABA’s service. Questions concerned its service safety and effectiveness and whether it was caring, responsive and well-led.
Beam ABA was rated ‘good’ on all counts and ‘outstanding’ on responsiveness. A responsive service is defined as a service organised so that it meets the needs of service users.
Parents and relatives had told the CQC that their care and support package had been “effectively planned and responsively delivered in partnership with them and their child or young adult.”
On Beam ABA’s leadership, the report said: “There was a positive and sustained culture…which was open, encouraging, empowering and promoted development at all levels.”
Beam ABA’s Registered Manager Cormac Duffy said: “We’re proud of the work we do with children and young adults; it’s our aim to use ABA to help bring about meaningful and sustainable change in behaviour, growing an individual’s independence and enhancing their experience of the world. The CQC report underlines our commitment to the highest standards of professional and ethical compliance in doing so. I would like to congratulate and thank our fantastic staff team, whose dedication and care is fundamental to the effectiveness of any ABA programme that we deliver.”
See the report findings in full