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Maintaining standards: promoting equality: professional regulation within nursing, teaching and social work and disabled people’s access to these professions

Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC), corp creator. (2007) Maintaining standards: promoting equality: professional regulation within nursing, teaching and social work and disabled people’s access to these professions.

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Abstract

"The Disability Rights Commission launched a Formal Investigation (FI) in May 2006 looking at the barriers people with impairments and long-term health conditions face in trying to pursue careers in teaching, nursing and social work across Great Britain. [This report concludes] that they often face barriers to entry and progression throughout large parts of the public sector. It also found that the mass of regulations and guidance which govern health do nothing to protect the public, whilst often deterring people from applying or remaining in these professions. The report recommend[s] the repeal of the statutory requirement for 'good health' or 'fitness' of professionals. It [says] that they should be replaced by a robust framework of professional competence and conduct standards, which it felt was the best way to achieve both protection of the public and the aspirations of disabled people to make their contribution to British life." - http://www.maintainingstandards.org/

Item Type: Document from Web
Publisher: Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC)
Depositing User: Mr Bernard Scaife
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2011 04:28
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 18:10
URI: http://dera.ioe.ac.uk/id/eprint/1985
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