Further engagement or investigation
Where we decide that evidence from our monitoring activity is initially less clear, we may engage with the provider and gather further information from the provider, or elsewhere.
We may also use our formal investigatory powers where that engagement, or further evidence, increases our concerns, or where evidence suggests that a breach of one or more conditions of registration is likely.
Under ongoing condition F3 (Provision of information to the OfS), we can compel a provider to provide us with information.
More intensive monitoring and specific conditions
Where we identify an increased risk that a provider will breach one or more conditions of registration or identify a suspected or actual breach of a condition, we may put in place more frequent or more intensive monitoring requirements for that provider.
We may also decide to impose one or more specific conditions of registration on a provider to mitigate increased risk of a future breach of a condition. This allows us to specify action that a provider must, or must not, take to mitigate regulatory risk.
Guidance for providers
We have published guidance for providers on when, and how, we may intervene, including on our use of more intensive monitoring and specific conditions.