What Care Standards mean for employers

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

|Peter Grose and Jeremy Allin explain the ramifications of the Care Standards Act for employment legislation and the status of care home staff| The Care Standards Act 2000 (CSA) and the Care Homes Regulations 2001 (CHR) are set to change not only the organisation by which care homes are inspected and regulated, but also the standards that are to be met by care home owners as employers. The general thrust of the Care Standards Act 2000 is to raise standards in all sectors of care homes industry. The code of conduct by which all employers and employees will be expected to abide is set out in some detail. As a result of the Care Standards Act 2000 a new body has been created, namely the General Social Care Council (GSCC). The intention of this body is that within the next 10 years, most people who work in care homes, to be referred to as “social care workers”, will have to be registered with the GSCC, and that body will also issue a code of conduct in which all employees will have to be trained. That is looking

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