United Kingdom Homecare Association
The professional association for homecare providers

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17. Recruitment and selection

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.


    UKHCA Factsheet: Employing homecare workers aged 16 and 17 years

    Employing young workers cover

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

    This guidance is designed to summarise the various regulators' positions on the employment of careworkers aged 16 and 17. Guidance revised January 2020.

    Go to: UKHCA Factsheet: Employing homecare workers aged 16 and 17 years


    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