The government wants to instruct the municipalities to require police certificates of all the new employees in elderly care.
The proposal will be presented in a cabined meeting on Friday, the newspaper VG reports.
Bård Hoksrud, political spokesperson of senior issues in FRP, believes it is important that the local authorities are now required to demand police certificates of all their new employees.
– This means it won’t be up to each municipality to decide whether to require this, but instead something that each municipality has to require. This way we make sure that care staff with a prior criminal record won’t be able to apply for a job in a municipality that does not require a police certificate, Hoksrud says to VG.
The positions where a police certificate is currently required includes jobs such as nursery staff, police, prison officers, UN soldiers, child welfare staff, teachers, locksmiths and people in the voluntary sector who work with children.
Now it’s time for the same requirements to apply to all the employees in elderly care, Hoksrud believes.
Source: NTB scanpix / Norway Today