United Kingdom Homecare Association
The professional association for homecare providers

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Dealing with staff facing abuse allegations

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The Court of Appeal in the case of Crawford v Suffolk Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust made some important observations about the way employers should treat health and social care staff who are alleged to have abused service users. Particularly important are the observations about suspending staff and reporting issues to the police. The article appeared in the May 2012 edition of Homecarer. For more current advice on this topic, members should consult our legal or human resources helpine.

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