Foot Health Webinars

The Care Inspectorate is hosting two webinars in February which will focus on foot health. We will be joined by podiatrists who will advise on personal footcare (how to carry out footcare and who should provide this care) and how to prevent avoidable harm (pressure damage) to feet. The webinars are open to all but they will be particularly useful for staff working in care home and care at home services.

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Latest edition of Involve now published

We have recently published the latest edition of our Involve newsletter.

Find out what our involvement and equalities team and volunteers have been working on over the last six months by downloading a copy of the newsletter here.

Our work is improved by involving people who use services and their carers.  We have many innovative ways that people can get involved with us and can influence our work. If you would like to find out more about our volunteering opportunities. visit our website or get in touch by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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Changes to self-isolation and visiting for adult care homes

The Scottish Government has reviewed policy with Public Health Scotland and ARHAI Scotland and made updates outlined in a letter to the sector.

In summary, the updates are:

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The Care Inspectorate Statistical Summary Report for Quarter 3 of 2021/22 has now been released

The Care Inspectorate Statistical Summary Report for Quarter 3 of 2021/22 has now been released. This presents data on the number of registered care services, new registrations and cancellations, complaints about care services and quality theme grades all by care service type and or service sector. This is updated on a quarterly basis.

All content is available under the Open Government License, unless otherwise stated. More information on this license is available here.

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Staff joining social care to have fees waived

SSSC registration and PVG checks to be funded.

New staff joining the social care workforce are to have entry costs paid by the Scottish Government until the end of March.

Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) checks and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) registration will now be funded to help encourage more staff into the profession and address winter staffing pressures.

The scheme starts today and will include staff taking up direct care posts in adult social care, along with comparable roles in children’s social care services and the justice sector.

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