Consultation and collaboration have been key pieces of work for the Safe Staffing Team.

We have engaged with a range of stakeholders over the last couple of months and have carried out a number of consultation events such as internal and external webinars, a focus group and a sector survey. The purpose of these consultations was to provide interactive opportunities to develop understanding of the Health and Care (Staffing) Scotland Act 2019, project aims and potential ways to measure success in terms of safe staffing, while gaining views and insight into safe and effective staffing from a variety of perspectives.

Participants included:

  • care home providers, managers and staff
  • representatives from the Care Home Relatives Group Scotland and the National Dementia Carers Action Network
  • Care Inspectorate staff and inspection volunteers.

As part of the webinar and focus group sessions, we provided the background to the safe staffing project, including a presentation detailing the vision and values of the project and guiding principles of the legislation.

Feedback from participants gave a great deal of insight into their experiences and this will be used to inform the next phase of the project.

You can watch one of these webinars on The Hub here.

We would like to thank everyone who has contributed their ideas and shared their insights with us.

We will keep you updated as the project progresses. For more information about our Safe Staffing Project visit the hub or subscribe to our provider updates.