Safeguarding vulnerable adults

Government publishes final report on Winterbourne View Hospital

The government has today published its final report into the events at Winterbourne View Hospital and has set out a programme of action to transform services so that vulnerable people … Read more → – Government publishes final report on Winterbourne View Hospital

Video: Norman Lamb on Winterbourne View hospital report

Care and Support Minister Norman Lamb talks about the Government’s final report on Winterbourne View Hospital. He discusses: solutions for dealing with the issue of people currently in inappropriate long-stay … Read more → – Video: Norman Lamb on Winterbourne View hospital report

Launch of the Disclosure and Barring Service

From 1 December 2012 the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) will carry out the functions previously undertaken by the Criminal Records Bureau and the Independent Safeguarding Authority.  The primary role … Read more → – Launch of the Disclosure and Barring Service

Department publishes Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Funding Factsheet

The Department has published the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DOLS) Funding Factsheet for 2013-14 (PDF, 83K). It announces funding for new local authority responsibilities for assessing and authorising a Deprivation … Read more → – Department publishes Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards Funding Factsheet

One month left to have your say on the draft Care and Support Bill

There is one month left to comment on the draft Care and Support Bill and have your say on the largest overhaul of the law around adult care and support … Read more → – One month left to have your say on the draft Care and Support Bill

New disclosure and barring services: updated definition of regulated activity for adults

The government committed to scaling back the Vetting and Barring Scheme and the criminal records regime to common sense levels.  To achieve this the Home Office set up a cross … Read more → – New disclosure and barring services: updated definition of regulated activity for adults

Care and support White Paper published

The Department has published the ‘Caring for our future: reforming care and support’ White Paper, which sets out the vision for a reformed care and support system. The new system … Read more → – Care and support White Paper published