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14. Protection of the person

These are the resources you may find useful when looking for information relating to this specific standard as described in the National Minimum Standards for Domiciliary Care Agencies Wales.


    Do Not Attempt Resuscitation Factsheet

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    Available to UKHCA members only. Information on how to join UKHCA.

    As modern technologies have advanced, there has been considerable debate amongst the medical profession, public and in the courts about the possibility of over or under treatment of a person, especially towards the end of their life. As people are living longer and choosing to stay at home rather then enter residential care, homecare providers will increasingly be looking after elderly or frail individuals in their own homes and may need to support service users who have made, or would like to make, a “Do Not Attempt Resuscitation” instruction. In response, UKHCA's preferred solicitors, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP, have produced a new factsheet for members about the legal basis of "Do Not Attempt Resuscitation" instructions.

    Go to: Do Not Attempt Resuscitation Factsheet


    External Links

    Below are external links to organisations that have already produced useful information relating to this regulatory topic.


    Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA)

    On 8 November 2006 the Safeguarding Vulnerable Groups Act received royal assent. The Act lays the foundation for a new vetting and barring scheme which will be phased in from autumn 2008, and will make considerable changes to pre-employment screening of homecare providers delivering services for adults and children in England and Wales. This website provides information about the development of the ISA.

    Visit: Independent Safeguarding Authority (ISA) [Link opens in a new window] Link opens in new window