Watchdog’s report on CRB welcomed

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

A spending watchdog1s report which roundly criticises the work of the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) has been welcomed by the National Care Homes Association (NCHA). The National Audit Office report said the CRB still faced huge delays in processing security checks, including those for people working with vulnerable adults, which includes frail, elderly people in care homes, and disabled people. The news came as no surprise to the care home body, which for the last 12 months has lambasted the Bureau for its poor performance in processing security checks on care homes and domiciliary staff. NCHA chief executive Sheila Scott said her association had maintained that criminal record checks were taking much longer than the four week target boasted of by the CRB. “We have led the way in tackling the Bureau about its appalling record on delivering an efficient service for such a key task,” Mrs Scott said. “We1ve had to do so because, as of January 1, 2004, we had 800 care sector staff still waiting for security clear

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