Preparing for POVA

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

|By MARTIN WIGG, independent care consultant, Tel: 020 83861126, Email:| |MARTIN WIGG looks at some of the issues surrounding the POVA legislation, scheduled to be implemented in July| The Department of Health (DoH)and the National Assembly for Wales is scheduled to launch a phased introduction of the Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA) scheme on July 26, 2004. The POVA scheme has two components: the checking of staff against the POVA list and reporting of misconduct that has harmed the health and welfare of vulnerable adult service users. The definition of a care worker, as described in the DoH¹s draft guidance is as follows: “an individual who is or has been employed in a position which is such as to enable him to have regular contact in the course of his duties with adults to whom accommodation is provided in a care home. This of course includes all nurses. Employers in care homes, domiciliary agencies and staffing agencies will be required to check all staff who have, or who will have,

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