This week’s deadline for registering managers and
providers of children’s and older people’s homes with
the National Care Standards Commission has been abandoned by the
department of health.
The decision is caused by the delay in the Criminal Records
Bureau carrying out police checks, meant only half the 20,000
providers and managers would have been able to register with the
NCSC by the 1 August deadline.
Without registration, homes would have been forced to close.
Under the change, however, homes have until they are inspected by
the NCSC throughout the year to receive their completed check and
New providers and managers will still need CRB checks before
they are able to start operating.