ECCA applauds freeze on cost of CRB checks

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

The English Community Care Association (ECCA) has welcomed the announcement by the Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) that for the second year running it has held the costs of Criminal records checks to a nil increase.

ECCA chief executive Martin Green said the CRB had shown that, through efficiency savings, a non-governmental organisation could maintain its fees at a stable level for more than two years.

“This is a lesson that needs to be learnt by both central and local government and by the plethora of other non-governmental bodies with whom the care sector has to interact,” said Mr Green.

“Far too often regulatory bodies demand at least inflation rate increases while at the same time providers are seeing real cuts across their budgets.

“There is a need for equality in the system and for regulation to be as efficient as possible and the CRB have proved it can be done and government should be insisting it must be done.”

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