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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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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Gender equal play in early learning and childcare

Children across Scotland are to benefit from a drive to promote gender equal play in early learning and childcare settings.

The Care Inspectorate, Scotland’s scrutiny and improvement body for early learning and childcare services, and Zero Tolerance, a charity working to end men’s violence against women, have launched a campaign to encourage and positively promote gender equal play in early years settings.

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Preventing Infection in Care Trainer Programme

A trainer programme was developed in 2016 to support the implementation of learning from the Preventing Infection in Care DVD and to build local capacity to deliver the education programme.

The programme provides an opportunity for staff with an education remit working in care homes and adult day care services to enhance their knowledge and skills on infection prevention and control education and support them in implementing this into their local training provision.

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Annual Returns 2018/19

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.

Services will be able to complete their annual return through our online eForms system from Friday 4 January 2019.  All service types must complete their annual return electronically, using the eForms system. Even inactive services must submit an annual return. Services can access eForms here

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