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Care Standards Act 2000

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Citation  (c.14)
Care Standards Act 2000
Long title  An Act to establish a National Care Standards Commission; to make provision 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; to make provision for the regulation and inspection of local authority fostering and adoption services; to establish a General Social Care Council and a Care Council for Wales and make provision for the registration, regulation and training of social care workers; to establish a Children’s Commissioner for Wales; to make provision for the registration, regulation and training of those providing child minding or day care; to make provision for the protection of children and vulnerable adults; to amend the law about children looked after in schools and colleges; to repeal the Nurses Agencies Act 1957; to amend Schedule 1 to the Local Authority Social Services Act 1970; and for connected purposes. This act was set up to ensure that all individuals who use health care services are receiving the care that they are entitled too.
Territorial extent  UK (England and Wales; Scotland; Northern Ireland)
Relates to  Nurses Agencies Act 1957, Local Authority Social Services Act 1970

Care Standards Act 2000 (CSA) is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom which provides for the administration of a variety of care institutions, including children's homes, independent hospitals, nursing homes and residential care homes.

The CSA, which was enacted in April 2002, replaces the Registered Homes Act 1984 and parts of the Children Act 1989, which pertain to the care or the accommodation of children.

The aim of the legislation is to reform the law relating to the inspection and regulation of various care institutions.

References

Care Standards Act 2000 Wikipedia


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