Staff vacancies in care services 2017

The Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) have today published new figures on the levels of staff vacancies in Scotland’s social care services.

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Annual returns go live today

The annual return will be available from 17:00 today for services to complete between 4 January and 15 February 2019.

Each year, we ask service providers to complete an annual return to help us plan, inform and carry out our inspections. We also share some of the information with other organisations, such as the Scottish Social Services Council and the Scottish Government.

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Appointment of Chief Executive, Care Inspectorate

Peter Macleod has been appointed as the Chief Executive of the Care Inspectorate.

Paul Edie, Chair, Care Inspectorate said: “I am delighted to confirm that Peter Macleod has been appointed as the new Chief Executive of the Care Inspectorate, following a detailed and rigorous recruitment process.

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Care Inspectorate office closures

Please be aware that the Care Inspectorate offices will be closed from 3pm on Monday 24 December 2018 and will reopen at 8am on Thursday 3 January 2019. If you need to get in touch with us please do so as soon as possible as we will be unable to respond to any queries during this time.

Please get in touch with our Contact Centre by email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by telephone on 0345 600 9527. 

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Scottish Social Services Awards 2019

The 2019 Scottish Social Services Awards will open in the New Year, inviting individuals, teams and organisations working across social services to enter or nominate someone worthy of an accolade.

Building on the success of the previous 2 years, they still include 10 distinct categories, designed to acknowledge innovation and recognise work which helps vulnerable people in our communities. We are looking for those who strive to make change happen, demonstrate a different or enlightened approach and the bright sparks of the future.

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