Date set to start bans on staff who harm

The long-awaited workforce ban on people who have harmed vulnerable
adults will be introduced in June, the government announced last

Care providers will not be able to employ people on the protection
of vulnerable adults list once the government’s crackdown on the
abuse of older people in care homes and domiciliary care settings
comes into being.

People who know that their names are on the protection of
vulnerable adults list who try to get employment in any care home
or domiciliary setting will also face criminal charges and a
possible prison sentence.

Launching a consultation on draft guidance to help care providers
implement the list, community care minister Stephen Ladyman said:
“There will be no hiding place in the care system for people who
abuse or mistreat vulnerable adults.”

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