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Decision details

Adopting the "Ethical Care Charter"

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: The report reviews the implications of the Council adopting the “Ethical Care Charter”. The Charter was developed and published by UNISON after they conducted a survey of Home Care workers in 2012. It will highlight the implications of adopting the Charter for the City of York and evidences York’s strong position and approach that already exists in this area.


The Executive is asked to:

·         Agree to the Council adopting stages 1 and 2 of the Charter, noting the implications and actions required.

·         Note the implications of adopting stage 3 and agree further work to be undertaken to clarify the impact and financial implication and to bring back a further report at a later date.



Resolved:  (i)      That approval be given to adopt stages 1 and 2 of the Charter and that the implications of this, and the actions required, be noted.


                   (ii)      That the implications of adopting stage 3 be noted and that further work be undertaken to clarify the impact and financial consequences of this option, with a further report to be brought back to Executive at a later date.


Reason:     To promote high quality care services and support the recruitment and retention of care staff.



Report author: Gary Brittain

Publication date: 16/03/2018

Date of decision: 15/03/2018

Decided at meeting: 15/03/2018 - Executive

Effective from: 20/03/2018

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