You couldn¹t make it up

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

|With so many developments on regulation becoming moveable feasts, Bob Ferguson suggests it¹s 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 CRB¹s 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.

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