Future ageing Vulnerable ew figures from the NGovernment Actuary Department predict that the adults numbers of those aged 80 and over he Department of Health has which the person works of the result in the UK will increase from 2.5 Tannounced details of a within two to three days. They will million in 2002 to reach 4.9 million Protection of Vulnerable Adults also check whether the POVA list by 2031. Longer-term projections (POVA) scheme to apply to staff contains details of anyone with the suggest this increase will continue working in care homes and same name and date of birth as the for a further 20 years, peaking in the domiciliary care agencies in England person being considered for the care early 2050s at nearly seven million. and Wales. The POVA First check is position. The scheme will also be an optional Criminal Records implemented in the NHS as soon as Stay warm Bureau (CRB) service. possible. he Department for Work and On receipt of a request and a The actual POVA list will be completed application form, the maintained by the Department for TPensions has been running CRB will make a further check Education and Skills (DfES), on
Working with Older People – Emerald Publishing
Published: Dec 1, 2004
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