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Care homes fail on vetting

20th July 2006

According to a report by the Commission for Social Care Inspection nearly half of all care homes in England fail to properly vet job applicants. 

The Inspection found only 59% of homes for older people met national standards in 204 - 2005.  The 150 poorest performers did not have adequate checks or recruitment policies. While nearly half of domiciliary care agencies (47%) are failing to meet the standard, performance is slightly better in older people’s care homes (41%) and younger adults’ care homes (39%), although two fifths of homes are still failing to meet the national minimum standard.

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