NCHA registers with Criminal Records Bureau

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

To assist its members to comply with the Care Standards Act the National Care Homes Association (NCHA) has registered with the Criminal Records Bureau as an “umbrella” body. It has also adopted a manual to help care homes meet the new national standards. From April 1 this year care homes have been required to have criminal record checks carried out on all new members of staff. In the coming months, checks will also have to be carried out on existing staff and the NCHA is now able to carry out the necessary checks on behalf of its members. NCHA chief executive Sheila Scott said the service would ease the administrative burden for members, and that the association had recruited many new members who wished to access the service. “In recent months we have also been looking for suitable care home manuals to help our members with meeting the new national standards,” Mrs Scott said. “Having reviewed all the options we have arranged for the Bettal Cared 4 Quality Management System to be available to our members at an

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