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Residential Care Homes (Waking Hours)

Volume 14: debated on Thursday 3 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Social Services if, in view of certain local authority social services departments reducing the waking hours in residential care homes, he will take steps to seek a minimum level of provision; and if he will make a statement.

It is for each local authority to decide in the light of local circumstances the staffing levels for its residential homes. I have no evidence to show that the levels adopted are unsafe.