Do you protect the public from Psychopaths?

Peter McNab made this Rhyddid Gwybodaeth request to Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care

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Dear Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care,

The first line of your website About Us page states the following: "We help to protect the public...".

With the above in mind, what measures do you take to ensure that no psychopaths are employed within the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care?

If there are, as fact, no specific measures put in place within your organisation, to screen out or monitor those with this severe personality disorder, then please make this clear in your response.

If it is fact that you do take specific measures to protect the public from this type of person, then please make these clear in your response.

Yours faithfully,

Peter McNab

Suzanne Dodds, Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care

1 Atodiad

Dear Mr McNab,

 

Thank you for your Freedom of Information request in which you requested
the following information;

 

            'what measures do you take to ensure that no psychopaths are
employed within the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social
Care?

 

            If there are, as fact, no specific measures put in place
within your organisation, to screen out or monitor those with this severe
personality disorder, then please make this         clear in your
response.

 

            If it is fact that you do take specific measures to protect
the public from this type of person, then please make these clear in your
response'.

 

We provide the following response;

 

The Authority recognises that people are our greatest asset. To ensure we
recruit the right people we follow a core set of principles and procedures
when recruiting which are outlined below:

 

• Appointments will be offered to the best candidate for the job based on
merit, skills, experience and potential, which will be assessed against
the criteria for the position

• All practices and processes are fair, consistent and transparent and
free from bias and discrimination

• The candidate experience is of the utmost importance to the Authority.
All candidates will be treated fairly, efficiently and with respect to
ensure they are left with a favourable   image of the Authority

• All recruitment and selection processes comply with Equality legislation

• All recruitment and selection practices will be conducted in a
professional, timely and responsive manner.

 

We do not use personality tests or any other test such as you have
indicated in our recruitment.

 

If you are dissatisfied with the handling of your request, you have the
right to ask for an internal review. Internal review requests should be
submitted within two months of the date of receipt of the response to your
original letter and should be addressed to Alan Clamp, Chief Executive,
157-197 Buckingham Palace Road, London, SW1W 9SP. Please remember to quote
the reference number above in any future communications.

 

Yours sincerely,

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Suzanne Dodds

Head of Governance

 

 

 

 

 

 

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