Debbie Ivanova

Director for People with a Learning Disability and Autistic People
@ Care Quality Commission (CQC)

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  • Bio

Debbie has worked in regulation from 1998 to the present day. Passionate about human rights, she wants to make sure that every person receiving care has their rights respected and that all services fully meet legal requirements and adopt best practice. Debbie worked at the CQC predecessors, the Commission for Social Care Inspection and National Care Standards Commission (NCSC) working as a Deputy Chief Inspector from July 2015. After leading the review into Restraint, Seclusion and Segregation, which published in 2020, Debbie started a new post as Director for people with a learning disability and autistic people to take forward the transformation of regulation of services for people with learning disabilities and autistic people.

Debbie worked in Eastern Europe (1992-1997) with Voluntary Service Overseas, training staff and developing services for children and adults with learning disabilities and mental health needs. A qualified social worker, her previous posts include managing a residential service for people with disabilities coming out of long stay hospital.

  • My Previous Events

  • Learning Disabilities and Autism: Equality and Empowerment

    • 09-11-2021
    • 08:30 - 17:00
    • Pendulum Hotel & Manchester Conference Centre
  • Learning Disabilities and/or Autism: Enabling Change- Delivering Improvement

    • 01-12-2022
    • 08:30 - 16:30
    • The Royal National Hotel, London