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Any lack of proper vetting of home care workers is unacceptable and the United Kingdom Homecare Association deplores any failure to do so.
Despite the outrage over people being able to provide care without complete Criminal Records Bureau checks in place, this represents a tiny minority in a workforce of over 300,000.
The overwhelming majority of home care providers ensure their staff are properly vetted before they come into any contact with clients.
People can be reassured that in this country, standards of care are extremely high and that compliance with legal requirements is high.
Despite the Government failing to adequately fund social care, home care providers do an excellent job around the clock, seven days a week, 365 days a year, in challenging conditions.
While condemning the providers and workers who don’t meet the highest standard, we should never forget the many, many thousands who do.
Mike Padgham, Chair, Independent Care Group (York and North Yorkshire), Chair, United Kingdom Homecare Association, Eastfield, Scarborough.
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