You couldnÂ¹t make it up
|With so many developments on regulation becoming moveable feasts, Bob Ferguson suggests itÂ¹s time for care providers to be put on a diet| For more than a generation, the First World War disaster at the Dardanelles was a byword for incompetence. These days, as you would expect, the connection to the almighty cock-up has acquired more contemporary connotations. In the public consciousness, the management of Equitable Life will come high on many lists; while, within the care industry and beyond, few will look further than the bungling antics of the Criminal Records Bureau. The CRBÂ¹s wretched performance has been doubly embarrassing for its government sponsors. Not only has it palpably failed to deliver, that failure has forced ministers to stumble from one fudge to another, in the process compromising the very security system which the agency was created to service. The Criminal Records Bureau and all its works was heralded as the ultimate safeguard against those who would abuse vulnerable people of all ages.