NCSC promises to act promptly


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

In response the the report by law firm DLA (see above) the NCSC has said it will tackle serious problems of abuse or poor care in care homes and other care services with immediate action. Issues of immediate or serious concern are addressed immediately by working with the care provider to secure improvements or by using the NCSC¹s legal enforcement powers. The NCSC says that, in preparing its report, DLA spoke to less than 1.5 per cent of the 29,000 care homes regulated and inspected by the NCSC, raising questions over whether the report¹s findings paint a representative national picture. “The findings contrast with DLA¹s survey of 2000 care homes earlier this year which found providers stating how happy they were with their inspections, and how useful they found them – a view backed up by feedback given to the NCSC by care providers,” said the NCSC¹s response. “Worryingly, when police action is involved, the DLA report fails to acknowledge that material evidence should not be put into the public domain (





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