Over 200 care home providers in England have been using care workers without proper qualifications, the BBC‘s Inside Out programme has revealed.
The BBC also found that dozens of convicted criminals have been working unsupervised as carers in people’s homes.
These figures were released by the Care Quality Commission after a Freedom of Information Request. Care Minister Norman Lamb said the figures are “unacceptable” but do not show that the whole system has failed.
Unqualified care home staff figures revealed / Home care workers ‘not properly vetted’. London: BBC Health News, October 15th 2012.