Safe Staffing Programme End of Year Report 2021/22


We have just published the end of year report of our Safe Staffing programme.

This provides an overview of the work we carried out, in collaboration with key stakeholders, from 1 April 2021 and 31 March 2022.  

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Safe swallowing practice note published


Our new Safe swallowing practice note helps staff and services to support people with an unsafe swallow.

It is vital that staff are trained, knowledgeable and confident supporting people and managing choking incidents. The Safe swallowing practice note sets out what services and staff should have in place and includes links to learning, resources and further information.

Access the practice note here.

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Draft standards for Bairns’ Hoose published today


Children and young people in Scotland have the chance to have their views heard on a new approach giving those who have experienced abuse a say in the support they receive. The draft standards for Bairns’ Hoose, published today by Healthcare Improvement Scotland and the Care Inspectorate, outline a new concept in Scotland supporting a child-centred response to health and justice for victims and witnesses of serious crime and abuse. The standards also apply to those under the age of criminal responsibility whose behaviour may have caused harm to others.

You can find out more about the Bairns' Hoose standards here.

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A joint inspection of services for children and young people at risk of harm in East Renfrewshire


A joint inspection of services in the East Renfrewshire community planning partnership has found consistent clear strengths in ensuring children and young people at risk of harm are safe, protected and supported, with no significant areas for improvement identified.

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Safe staffing: developing our learning resources survey


For registered managers / senior managers / childminders who employ staff

We are developing learning resources to support care services who employ staff, to increase their knowledge and understanding of the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act 2019, which will be implemented from April 2024 onwards.

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