Call for the independent providers to have a voice on new ‘Barring Board’

Posted on April 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

Responding to the Government’s consultation on the role and composition of an independent “Barring Board” that will support the new vetting and barring system, the English Community Care Association (ECCA)says it is important that the independent sector is represented on the new body. ECCA chief executive Martin Green said his association was committed to eradicating abuse and one part of that was to have a professional and experienced board examining vetting and barring on a case by case basis. “Given that the independent sector provides the vast majority of adult social care it is essential that there is adequate independent and provider representation on the Independent Barring Board,” said Mr Green. “This would ensure that the board would appreciate and understand issues surrounding employment, recruitment and retention which are integral to the proposals contained in the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Bill that is currently being considered by the House of Lords.” Ministers will appoint mem

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