Learning Disability Today
Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services

DBS checks – The vital safety net to protect the vulnerable

There’s a fine balance between providing care and promoting independence when it comes to supporting those with a learning disability. It takes a unique person to take on these demanding roles and bring out the best from those who need an extra hand with everyday tasks. Whilst many find this a rewarding career path, there are those out there who don’t always have their clients’ best interests at heart. Rachel Hurley reports. Numerous high-profile cases of abuse against the vulnerable have recently circulated across the UK, causing ripples in the healthcare profession. How do these people get let into the


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