Care Standards Act will make care providers tread carefully

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

|A recent round of seminars organised by specialist healthcare law firm DLA have closely examined the provisions of the new Care Standards Act. DLA partner Paul Ridout , who led the seminar teams, comments on the new regulatory regime.| A number of high profile cases highlighted in the media over the last year have brought to light the issue of people in care having been let down. The public’s perception has been that a balance needs to be drawn between protecting those in care and promoting these services. Under the new Act that balance is now being addressed and has come down on the side of heavier regulation and control which imposes more responsibility and accountability on the provider of care services. It is a dramatic change from the atmosphere that evolved around the 1980s and ’90s when regulation was virtually a non-issue. This legislation changes all that – it is tough and is something the public has been crying out for. Anyone who works in a care home and who is severely disciplined under circumsta

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