Many managers unaware of vetting rules
One fifth of all care managers in the UK are unaware of the requirements to vet staff introduced by the Government’s new vetting and barring legislation.
In a survey by specialist care insurer Ecclesiastical, 20% of care managers questioned said they did not know about the requirements. This percentage rose to 25% in children’s homes and 25% in domiciliary care.
The survey also found that almost one third of care managers (31%) believed the vetting and barring legislation would make care homes more willing to employ job candidates who had already been through the checking process. In homes providing personal care, this figure rose to 57%.
Care managers are also not fully convinced that vetting and barring will have the impact the Government is seeking. Asked if they felt the introduction of the vetting and barring legislation would improve protection for vulnerable groups, one third (34%) said it would not,