The Paid Carers Register (info for Paid Carers)
If you are, or are intending to become, a Paid Carer then you should consider registering on the You’re the Boss Paid Carer Register.
Currently this costs just 79.99* and includes the cost of an
The You’re the Boss site is regularly visited by people looking for care for themselves or their loved ones and so this would be a good way to make these people aware of your availability.
The Register however is only for people who are offering a care service that includes what is referred to as “Regulated Activity” including personal care (see here for a full explanation of this term)
You should be aware that we will require you to apply for an enhanced DBS check (link). This will check as to whether you have a criminal record or are on any banned list. We will not receive any details as a result of this application but it is a requirement of entry on to the register that you have a clear certificate as a result of this application. Please see our Safeguarding policy.
In order to be entered on to our register you must
- Undergo an enhanced DBS check including barred list check
- Demonstrate that you are eligible to work in the UK (evidence will need to be supplied)
- Demonstrate that you have suitable public liability insurance in place (evidence will need to be supplied)
- Indicated that you intend to use a suitable and fair contract with clients
- Indicated that you have the following policies and procedures in place
- Safeguarding Policy (could be known as Adult and/or Children Protection from Abuse Policy)
- Risk Assessment Policy and Procedure
- Complaints Process for clients
You can find full details of the process here and you can find template contracts, safeguarding polices, risk assessment policy and procedures, complaints policy, and training needs assessments here.
You’re the Boss reserves the right to ask for further evidence of your compliance with the criteria if it has any reason to doubt that any statements you make are true.
Entry on the Register does not guarantee you any employment. It only indicates that you are a Paid Carer who could be considered by people in need of care or those arranging care for them. Anyone looking to employ or contract with you will need to make their own decision and take references in order to satisfy themselves that you have the skills and expertise which are going to be able to meet their needs.
From time to time You’re the Boss may become privy to information or allegations concerning a Paid Carer that leads to their suspension or removal from the Register. We will always inform you of the reasons for that, and what will happen next. We may also need to initiate a referral to DBS if we believe that since the issue of the DBS Certificate you have committed a criminal offence.
Otherwise your place on the Register will remain for 2 years, unless you ask for it to be withdrawn. If you have subscribed to the DBS Update Service then you will need to give your permission for us to inspect the update if you wish to remain on the Register (and there will likely be a small additional charge). Alternatively, you will need to request a new DBS check in order to continue.
You can check our Safeguarding Policy which gives you more idea of what we expect of Paid Carers on our register.