Complaints about care services

Anyone with a concern about the care they or a loved one access is being encouraged to flag them up to help services improve.


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Children and Young People in Custody in Scotland - Looking Behind the Data

The Centre for Youth & Criminal Justice (CYCJ) has today published a report encouraging reflection about children and young people in Scotland’s justice system, particularly those detained in custody.

‘Children and Young People in Custody in Scotland: Looking Behind the Data’ was produced in partnership by the Scottish Government, the Scottish Prison Service (SPS) and CYCJ at the request of the Youth Justice Improvement Board, set up by the Scottish Government to drive forward the implementation of the Youth Justice Strategy.


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Blog: We are translating the theory of good care into real examples

By Henry Mathias, Strategic Lead for the Health and Social Care Standards

henrymathiasWe recently published My Childminding Experience, a resource exploring and sharing good practice examples from across Scotland of how childminding benefits children and families. This is one of the first Care Inspectorate early years resource to highlight the new Health and Social Care Standards in a practical setting and it marks another milestone in our new direction of travel ahead of these standards being rolled out in April 2018.

The new standards put the focus of care on human rights and wellbeing through a series of person-led statements such as “I am…” or “I experience…”. They will help us ensure that anyone’s experience of care is the best it can be, meeting the needs, rights and choices of the individual.


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Services for children and young people in Inverclyde

Inverclyde is leading the way in involving children, young people and their families in designing good quality services.

Families across the area are benefitting from joined up services which have a positive impact on improving the lives of children and young people, according to inspectors.


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Scottish Social Services Council: guidance for workers on using social media

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has updated its guidance for workers on using social media in a way that meets the SSSC Code of Practice.


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