NCF welcomes staff vetting report

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

Recent best practice guidance issued by the Commission for Social Care Inspection (CSCI) has a focus on vetting and recruitment procedures within care services has received a positive reaction from the National Care Forum (NCF) which represents not-for-profit providers. In responding to the report, _Safe and Sound?_, NCF executive director Des Kelly said its findings were further evidence that not-for-profit providers are performing better than the average. “We recognise that standards relating to recruitment and employment checks are a vital aspect for ensuring quality and safeguarding vulnerable people,” said Mr Kelly. “The report disappointingly highlights insufficient improvements in this area. There is useful guidance in the report on best practice which NCF will be promoting among its managers.” The CSCI report found that 68 per cent of not-for-profit providers (older people with personal care) met the standard for recruitment and vetting compared to 59 per cent in the statutory sector and 56 pe

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