POVA list welcomed by regulator

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

The Government¹s announcement, in December, of the implementation of The Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA) list has been welcomed by the National Care Standards Commission (NCSC). The POVA list will carry the names of people who have harmed or placed at risk of harm, vulnerable adults in their care. It will ban such people from working in care homes and domiciliary care agencies. Commenting on the announcement by the Department of Health, NCSC chair Anne Parker said she was pleased by the strength of the announcement. “In November I wrote to the minister and told him how the findings of NCSC inspections and other evidence, had served to heighten our concerns about the vulnerability of older people and younger adults,” Mrs Parker said. “What we found in our inspection work reinforced our belief that the introduction of POVA was an important protection for adults in care settings. “The NCSC and care providers are aware of individuals who could have been referred for inclusion on the list but who were able

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