Care Standards Act 2000


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Care Standards Act 2000

A UK Act that set standards for agencies and bodies involved in child care.

The Act did the following:
• Established a National Care Standards Commission.
• Made provisions for the registration and regulation of children’s homes, independent hospitals, independent clinics, care homes, residential family centres, independent medical agencies, domiciliary care agencies, fostering agencies, nurses’ agencies and voluntary adoption agencies.
• Made provisions for the regulation and inspection of local authority fostering and adoption services.
• Established a General Social Care Council and a Care Council for Wales, and made provisions for the registration, regulation and training of social care workers, and the establishment of a Children’s Commissioner for Wales.
• Made provisions for the registration, regulation and training of those providing child minding or day care.
• Made provisions for the protection of children and vulnerable adults, to amend the law regarding children looked after in schools and colleges, and to repeal the Nurses Agencies Act 1957.
• Amended Schedule 1 to the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970.
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Be currently registered with the Care Quality Commission under Part II of the Care Standards Act 2000.
Regulation of the private cosmetic surgery sector has been part of a more general schema of reforms of the health care professions, namely the Care Standards Act 2000 and the Health and Social Care (Community Health and Standards) Act 2003.
It is also alleged that Dr Kaushal provided medical services at Shenstone Care Home, of which she was a director, which she should have known contravened the Care Standards Act 2000.
It is also alleged that Dr Kaushal provided medical services at Shenstone, of which she was a director, which she should have known contravened the Care Standards Act 2000.
On March 15 we successfully applied to magistrates for an emergency closure order under Section 20 of the Care Standards Act 2000.
The RCN brought four High Court test cases over the way the Government had set up the Protection of Vulnerable Adults List (Pova) under the Care Standards Act 2000.
GSCC was established in October 2001 under the Care Standards Act 2000.
She added: ``Whether Rhoserchan can be registered is being determined in line with the Care Standards Act 2000 and the regulation and national minimum standards set by the National Assembly for Wales and the Welsh Assembly Government.
The Care Standards Act 2000 requires that 50 per cent of care staff in registered care organisations should be qualified to at least NVQ level two by 2005 for residential care and by 2008 for domiciliary care.
Under the Children Act 1989 and Care Standards Act 2000, therefore, we have no choice but to find alternative accommodation for Mr Margetts.
But a RBL spokesman stressed that Crosfield House falls short of standards required under the Care Standards Act 2000 for lavatories and washing facilities; space requirements for individual accommodation; hygiene and control of infection.
The Care Standards Act 2000 became law on April 2, 2002, and introduced a range of measures to improve standards of care; one standard though receiving little attention is having a dramatic impact.