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Can a service user’s family member work as a paid carer for the same agency?

I would like to know…can a family member of a Service User work as a paid carer under the same care agency that providing care for the Service User???

Dear Nargis,

The answer is yes but you must go through the same recruitment process used for all other members of staff and you must obtain a DBS report and references.

Additionally the relationship must be declared within the staff members file.

Best wishes.
Sheila


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Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA). Care is Sheila’s life; she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business and as a leader in the care sector.

Sheila will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.

Please note that Sheila can not offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the CQC.






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