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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many applications for free social care were (a) approved and (b) rejected in England in (i) 2012 and (ii) 2013. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
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Sarah Newton more like this
star this property uin 198599 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p>Access to State financial support for adult social care in England is means-tested and is not generally provided free of charge. In this way, individuals are expected to pay towards the cost of their care and support based on what they can afford.</p><p> </p><p>Adults with less than £23,250 in capital can seek help with the cost of social care from their local authority. Local authorities carry out a financial assessment to decide what an individual can afford to pay. Local authorities must take account of an individual's capital assets and income, including income from Benefits and the State Pension.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the cost to local authorities of carrying out financial assessments is not collected centrally.</p><p> </p><p>In its 2011 report, the independent Palliative Care Funding Review recommended the provision of free social care at the end of life. A series of palliative care funding pilots were established to test the review's recommendations, and these completed their work in March 2014. NHS England is currently analysing the financial data collected from the pilots. Once this analysis has been completed, a decision will be made on the issue of free social care at the end of life, taking into account this analysis and wider policy and financial considerations.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
198597 more like this
198598 more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T14:38:09.8691741Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T14:38:09.8691741Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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4071
unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
57743
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what recent estimate his Department has made of the cost of administering the social care means test in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
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Sarah Newton more like this
star this property uin 198597 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p>Access to State financial support for adult social care in England is means-tested and is not generally provided free of charge. In this way, individuals are expected to pay towards the cost of their care and support based on what they can afford.</p><p> </p><p>Adults with less than £23,250 in capital can seek help with the cost of social care from their local authority. Local authorities carry out a financial assessment to decide what an individual can afford to pay. Local authorities must take account of an individual's capital assets and income, including income from Benefits and the State Pension.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the cost to local authorities of carrying out financial assessments is not collected centrally.</p><p> </p><p>In its 2011 report, the independent Palliative Care Funding Review recommended the provision of free social care at the end of life. A series of palliative care funding pilots were established to test the review's recommendations, and these completed their work in March 2014. NHS England is currently analysing the financial data collected from the pilots. Once this analysis has been completed, a decision will be made on the issue of free social care at the end of life, taking into account this analysis and wider policy and financial considerations.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
198598 more like this
198599 more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T14:38:09.9502884Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T14:38:09.9502884Z
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1439
star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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4071
unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
57741
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what the annual cost to the public purse is of processing applications for free social care in England. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Truro and Falmouth more like this
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Sarah Newton more like this
star this property uin 198598 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p>Access to State financial support for adult social care in England is means-tested and is not generally provided free of charge. In this way, individuals are expected to pay towards the cost of their care and support based on what they can afford.</p><p> </p><p>Adults with less than £23,250 in capital can seek help with the cost of social care from their local authority. Local authorities carry out a financial assessment to decide what an individual can afford to pay. Local authorities must take account of an individual's capital assets and income, including income from Benefits and the State Pension.</p><p> </p><p>Information on the cost to local authorities of carrying out financial assessments is not collected centrally.</p><p> </p><p>In its 2011 report, the independent Palliative Care Funding Review recommended the provision of free social care at the end of life. A series of palliative care funding pilots were established to test the review's recommendations, and these completed their work in March 2014. NHS England is currently analysing the financial data collected from the pilots. Once this analysis has been completed, a decision will be made on the issue of free social care at the end of life, taking into account this analysis and wider policy and financial considerations.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
198597 more like this
198599 more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T14:38:10.0283748Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T14:38:10.0283748Z
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1439
star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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4071
unstar this property label Biography information for Sarah Newton more like this
58160
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many appeals were made by applicants for social care at the end of their life in the last two years; how many such appeals were successful; and what proportion of total appeals against decisions about social care such appeals represent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Heywood and Middleton more like this
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Jim Dobbin more like this
star this property uin 198962 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-06-10more like thismore than 2014-06-10
star this property answer text <p>Local authorities have a duty to assess the needs of any person for whom the authority may arrange social care and who may be in need of such care. They have a further duty to decide, having regard to the results of the assessment, what, if any, care and support they should provide to meet the individual's needs. Where a local authority decides to arrange care and support it will carry out a financial assessment to decide what an individual can afford to contribute towards the cost. Appeals against decisions by local authorities are considered locally. Information about appeals is not collected centrally.</p><p> </p><p>In its 2011 report, the independent Palliative Care Funding Review recommended the provision of free social care at the end of life. A series of palliative care funding pilots were established to test the review's recommendations, and these completed their work in March 2014. NHS England is currently analysing the financial data collected from the pilots. Once this analysis has been completed, a decision will be made on the issue of free social care at the end of life, taking into account this analysis and wider policy and financial considerations.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 199001 more like this
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less than 2014-06-10T15:21:49.9255695Zmore like thismore than 2014-06-10T15:21:49.9255695Z
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1439
star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Jim Dobbin more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-11more like thismore than 2014-09-11
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Department for Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept id 7 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Communities and Local Government more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, what representations he has received about the ethical care charter initiated by UNISON. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North West Durham more like this
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Pat Glass more like this
star this property uin 209128 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-13more like thismore than 2014-10-13
star this property answer text <p>The Department of Health is responsible for policy on care and support, including the commissioning of social care services by local authorities. The commissioning of social care is a matter for individual local authorities.</p><p> </p><p>The Care Quality Commission, as regulator of health and adult social care services, regulates social care providers to ensure services comply with essential standards of safety and quality.</p><p> </p><p>My Department has not issued any guidance to local authorities about compliance with the National Minimum Wage by social care providers.HM Revenue and Customs has recently carried out an evaluation of compliance with the National Minimum Wage in the social care sector. This was published on 29 November 2013 and a copy has been placed in the Library of the House.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Keighley more like this
star this property answering member printed Kris Hopkins more like this
star this property grouped question UIN
209125 more like this
209127 more like this
209129 more like this
209136 more like this
209137 more like this
209138 more like this
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less than 2014-10-13T15:21:21.6306918Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-13T15:21:21.6306918Z
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4043
star this property label Biography information for Kris Hopkins more like this
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4103
unstar this property label Biography information for Pat Glass more like this
91907
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-26more like thismore than 2014-09-26
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HM Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept id 14 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Treasury more like this
star this property answering dept sort name CaTreasury more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask Mr Chancellor of the Exchequer, with reference to National Minimum Wage Compliance in the Social Care Sector published by HM Revenue and Customs in November 2013, what steps he has taken since that date to tackle low pay in the social care sector. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Newcastle upon Tyne North more like this
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Catherine McKinnell more like this
star this property uin 209409 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-14more like thismore than 2014-10-14
star this property answer text <p>HMRC investigates every complaint made to the Pay and Work Rights Helpline and conducts risk-based enforcement activities in sectors or areas where there is a higher risk of workers not getting paid the legal minimum wage.</p><p> </p><p>The Government is also taking specific action to improve compliance with national minimum wage legislation in the social care sector. The Department of Health has recently consulted on statutory guidance for local authorities as part of the package of secondary legislation to accompany the Care Act, which explicitly states that local authorities should have evidence that contract terms, conditions and fee levels will not compromise care providers’ ability to pay (at least) minimum wages. Responses to the consultation are currently being analysed and the final guidance will be published in October.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>BIS is also working with HMRC to identify how best to promote the useful information for workers and employers contained in HMRC’s evaluation report on the social care sector. It is also considering the next steps to increase compliance in this sector.</p>
star this property answering member constituency South West Hertfordshire more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr David Gauke more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 209410 more like this
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less than 2014-10-14T15:20:08.452682Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-14T15:20:08.452682Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr David Gauke more like this
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4125
unstar this property label Biography information for Catherine McKinnell more like this
91602
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-09-11more like thismore than 2014-09-11
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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25259
star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, what estimate his Department has made of the number of private equity owned firms which are commissioned by local authorities to provide social care services; and if he will make a statement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North West Durham more like this
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Pat Glass more like this
star this property uin 209126 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-16more like thismore than 2014-10-16
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is not collected centrally. Local authorities are free to commission social care services to suit local need. The Department does not specify which providers local authorities should commission services from.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-10-16T16:16:12.8662669Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-16T16:16:12.8662669Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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4103
unstar this property label Biography information for Pat Glass more like this
99860
star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-20more like thismore than 2014-10-20
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, when his Department will publish a response to the consultation Updating our care and support system: draft regulations and guidance, published on 6 June 2014. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency South Shields more like this
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Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
star this property uin 211058 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-23more like thismore than 2014-10-23
star this property answer text <p>A consultation on the draft regulations and guidance to support implementation of part one of the Care Act 2014 opened on 5 June 2014 and ran for 10 weeks to 15 August 2014.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Government will publish a response to the consultation shortly. The statutory guidance to support implementation of part one of the Care Act will be published at the same time.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-10-23T11:36:29.5537621Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-23T11:36:29.5537621Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Mrs Emma Lewell-Buck more like this
100407
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star this property date less than 2014-10-22more like thismore than 2014-10-22
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, pursuant to the Answer of 17 October 2014 to Question 209199, what research his Department has (a) conducted and (b) considered on (i) the effect of treatment of staff on standards of care and (ii) the relationship between levels of pay and quality of social care services. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 211548 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
star this property answer text <p>The Department has not conducted any recent research on the effect of treatment of staff on standards of care and on the relationship between levels of pay and quality of social care services.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>As part of the development of Caring for our Future white paper in 2011, the Department undertook extensive engagement with both service users and carers who highlighted range of issues they felt needed addressing to ensure high quality care and support is available. In addressing this, the Department, working with the Sector Skills Council - Skills for Care - and other partners, has implemented a range of policies that has included setting out clear minimum training standards, recruiting more apprentices and supporting the transformation of the social work profession.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-10-29T14:27:48.5399333Zmore like thismore than 2014-10-29T14:27:48.5399333Z
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1439
star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
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4122
unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-11-03more like thismore than 2014-11-03
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Department of Health more like this
star this property answering dept id 17 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Health more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Health more like this
star this property hansard heading Social Services remove filter
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Health, if his Department will take steps to ensure that (a) care agencies, (b) managers and (c) individuals who have been found to be involved in the provision of sub-standard care provision are prevented from working in that industry in any local authority area. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Mid Bedfordshire more like this
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Nadine Dorries more like this
star this property uin 212940 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
unstar this property date of answer less than 2014-11-10more like thismore than 2014-11-10
star this property answer text <p>All care agencies must register with and be inspected and regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), as regulator of health and adult social care services. The CQC regulates care providers against a set of registration requirements in relation to safety and quality of services. Should the CQC find a care provider is not complying with regulatory requirements, it has a range of enforcement powers which it can employ, up to and including cancelling its registration to operate.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department worked closely with the Home Office to set up the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). The role of the DBS is to help employers make safer recruitment decisions and prevent unsuitable people from working with vulnerable groups of people. The DBS provides a system of criminal records checking and barring functions, to prevent unsuitable people from being able to work with vulnerable groups in regulated work in care and health settings.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>This year, the DBS has been running a programme of free events targeted at those who have a responsibility for removing individuals from posts in regulated activity where harm has occurred. The events emphasise the responsibilities of employers to make referrals for barring and explain the DBS barring and decision making processes.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>The Department has reinforced this message in the safeguarding guidance issued recently under the Care Act. The guidance is very clear that safe employment practices, including the duties to refer people who have caused harm, to the DBS, are a key part of effective safeguarding policies and practice in the care sector.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>In order to make sure that people are held to account for the quality of care they provide, we are introducing measures to ensure that company directors who consent or turn a blind eye to poor care will be liable for prosecution. In the future, they and provider organisations could face unlimited fines if found guilty.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>To ensure that social care providers and services employ and are run by people with the right values and skills, we are introducing a ‘fit and proper person’ test for Directors. Where the CQC considers a Director not to be fit to run a provider organisation, it will be able to insist on his or her removal.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency North Norfolk more like this
star this property answering member printed Norman Lamb more like this
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less than 2014-11-10T16:37:00.0100979Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-10T16:37:00.0100979Z
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star this property label Biography information for Norman Lamb more like this
star this property tabling member
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unstar this property label Biography information for Ms Nadine Dorries more like this