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ISA: Employers are failing to refer abusive care workers

The Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) has warned that employers of care workers are failing to report incidents where staff have been found to have abused service users. The statement comes after councils across England announced that although 30,000 cases of abuse against vulnerable adults were substantiated in 2010-2011, only 1,020 people were referred to the …

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CQC failing abused elders

Action on Elder Abuse, a specialist charity, has produced a report which claims that the Care Quality Commission is failing to protect adults experiencing abuse or neglect in hospitals. The report asserts that the CQC has failed to follow up on individual incidents of maltreatment identified in inspections to ensure that patients are safeguarded. The findings …

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Government proposes tough regulation of care home finances

The government is considering a series of measures for residential care homes following the collapse of Southern Cross. The proposals were revealed on Monday in a formal government discussion paper and include requiring companies to post capital upfront as a condition of their licence, and giving councils and regulators the power to intervene in the …

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CQC inspectors issued with “human rights” guidance

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has linked up with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and published equality and human rights guidance for care inspectors. The guidance is intended to help CQC inspectors to clearly link effective equality and human rights compliance with high-quality, safe services. The guidance sets out exactly what they have to …

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