ISA: Employers are failing to refer abusive care workers

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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 ISA.

Adrian McAllister, Chief Executive of the ISA said: “It is clear from these figures that we are not receiving the number of referrals from the NHS and the care sector that we should be and I would encourage anyone working in these sectors to ensure that they are making appropriate and timely referrals to the ISA as required by law.”

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