Care providers adopt ‘Nolan principles’ to boost joint working

23 Nov 18

Independent care providers have adopted a set of ethical standards, based on the Nolan principles, to help improve collaborative working with the public sector and gain its confidence.

The Care Provider Alliance set out seven principles to promote engagement between councils and independent care providers.

They are based on the government’s “Seven Principles of Public Life”: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership.

Bridget Warr, chair of the CPA programme board, said: “The independent and voluntary adult social care sector is ready to work more closely and strategically with local authorities and the NHS.

“The adoption of these principles by care providers should reassure our statutory sector colleagues that there is nothing to stop them working with the sector, and if people are to receive care that is properly joined up, it is essential that this should happen in every local area.”

The CPA brings together 10 national associations that represent independent and voluntary adult social care providers in England and its members provide care and support for 1.2 million people. This care might be commissioned by local authorities or the NHS or privately purchased.

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