Joint inspection of services to protect children and young people

Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (SCSWIS) has today published its joint inspection report on the protection of children and young people in the Glasgow City area.

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SCSWIS response to Panorama expose

Jacquie Roberts,Interim Chief Executive of SCSWIS, said:

"The examples of abuse of vulnerable people exposed by Panorama at Winterbourne View care home are appalling and disturbing.

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Two new online short courses on infection prevention and control

NHS Education for Scotland has just launched two new online short courses.

  • Urinary Catheterisation Management, Care and Prevention of Infection
  • Presentations of Infection in the Older Person

Not only is early recognition of the signs and symptoms of infection a vital part of caring for older people, but urinary tract infections are the most common infections in care homes for older people.Social Care and

Social Work Improvement Scotland took part in developing these online courses. Each course lasts about 1-2 hours to complete and provides links to key websites and publications and also printable records of learning.

You can find out more about these courses on the NES HAI website at:

The courses are sited in the Learnpro virtual learning environment and details about registration and access is available on the HAI website course page

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Two new online short courses on infection prevention and control - May 2011

NHS Education for Scotland has just launched two new online short courses.

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Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme Guidance

The Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme was introduced by the Scottish Government in March 2011. We have produced guidance for our staff, which is also available to providers of care services, about the scheme.

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