Staff vacancies in care services 2022

The percentage of care services reporting staff vacancies has increased to the highest level since publication of figures began in 2017. According to a new report published by the Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council nearly half (49%) of all care services in Scotland reported having vacancies at the end of 2022.

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Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act 2019 statutory guidance: consultation

The Scottish Government are consulting on the draft statutory guidance chapters for the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act 2019, which comes into effect in April 2024. 

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Staffing method framework consultation now available

We are consulting on the latest draft of our staffing method framework for care homes for adults and invite you to take part in our survey. 

This survey available to complete until Sunday 1 October.

As part of our Safe Staffing programme, the Scottish Government commissioned us to consult with a range of stakeholders and services about a staffing method for use in care homes for adults. This is to prepare services for the enactment of the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act 2019 from 1 April 2024.

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Care Home Report 2020-2022

We have just published our 'Care Home Report 2020 - 2022'.

This report aims to highlight the key themes from our work completed in registered care home services for adults and older people between 1 April 2020 and 31 December 2022.

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Space to Grow

In 2016 Care Inspectorate in partnership with Scottish Government and Scottish Futures Trust launched Space to Grow a design guidance for daycare of children’s services including school aged childcare. The design guide was developed as research evidenced that the environment can have both a positive impact on a child’s development and improve learning outcomes for children. To ensure children benefit it is important that settings are provided in environments which is fit for purpose and supports children’s development, health, well-being and happiness.

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