Joint inspection of services for children and young people in East Ayrshire

Joint inspection of services for children in East Ayrshire.

Services for children and young people in East Ayrshire are performing well and delivering very good outcomes for children, young people and their families, inspectors have said. It follows a joint inspection of services for children and young people in the East Ayrshire Community Planning Partnership.

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Blog: Today is an opportunity to celebrate Scotland’s social workers

By Karen Reid, Chief Executive

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I am delighted to celebrate World Social Work Day today. This is an opportunity for social workers across the globe to celebrate their achievements as well as to raise awareness and support for the important role they play in our communities. Here in Scotland, we are also celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968. This far-reaching legislation provided the basic structure for contemporary social work in Scotland and introduced a local authority duty to promote social welfare. It placed the organisation and provision of welfare services for “persons in need” with local authorities, so that they could live well in their own communities.

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Perthshire care home residents benefit from activity programme.

Residents at Dalweem Residential Home in Aberfeldy are benefiting from a Care Inspectorate improvement programme to boost physical activity for older people.
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Clyde View House Care Home, Cardross

A care home for older people in Cardross must make urgent improvements in the care provided to vulnerable residents, the Care Inspectorate has said.

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Care Inspectorate backs International Women’s Day

The Care Inspectorate is today backing International Women’s Day.

It follows an announcement from Scotland’s First Minister that she will run the ‘First Mentor’ opportunity again this year.

First Mentor is a joint initiative between the Scottish Government and Young Scot to offer one young woman aged 18 to 23 the opportunity to be mentored by the First Minister for a year. Those shortlisted for the opportunity will have the chance to take up another mentorship through the Scottish Chambers of Commerce.

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