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Care Home Briefing 64 – Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act 2006

In November 2006, the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act (the Act) received Royal Assent, although it is not yet in force. The Act provides the framework for the new Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) scheme to provide protection for children and vulnerable adults. These proposals have recently…

Care Home Briefing 61 – Work Permits

All non-UK or non-European Union citizens (including most Bulgarian and Romanian citizens) require permission from the Government Agency, Work Permits (UK) to do either paid or unpaid work in the United Kingdom. Work permits are granted to UK based employers and not to the individuals.…

Care Home Briefing 57 – Verdict: Neglect

The impact of an inquest into the death of a care home resident is often underestimated. The staff on duty at the time of the death and the home manager are likely to be called to give evidence at the inquest and…