NAIRO looks to a new beginning


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

|At its annual seminar in November, the National Association of Inspection and Registration Officers (NAIRO) contemplated the future climate of inspection and regulation under the umbrella of the National Care Standards Commission (NCSC). Anna Chester reports.| Floods, rail disruptions and petrol shortages did nothing to deter delegates from attending the annual NAIRO seminar, held on the same day that the Government announced that the new National care Standards Commission would be based in Newcastle. NAIRO UK chairman Alan Jefferson said that “a new beginning” should not mean that the good aspects of the existing system should be lost. “A number of things need to be retained, including regulation¹s Å’can do¹ culture, the professional knowledge of inspectors and opportunities to exercise flexibility,” Mr Jefferson said. “The inspector¹s role as a Å’champion¹ for vulnerable and isolated service users, links with local communities which provide opportunities to enhance the information obtained from formal





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