Social service workers urged to have zero tolerance for unacceptable levels of care

Over the next two weeks, every social worker, social care worker and early years’ worker registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC News) will receive information through their letterbox and inbox from their regulatory body emphasising their personal responsibility to report poor practice in care services by colleagues or providers.

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Protection of Vulnerable Groups Scheme (PVG) free checks - role of CRBS

Providers of voluntary services are no longer entitled to free PVG checks for the purposes of care service registration.

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Clackmannanshire Council Scrutiny Report

We have now published our scrutiny report on Clackmannanshire Council's delivery of social work services.

Click here to read the report

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Safer recruitment update - taking account of the protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG)

This guidance has been updated to reflect the changes as a result of the introduction of the Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) legislation.

There were also changes as a result of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010.

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Influenza and Pneumococcal vaccination guidance

We have published guidance which gives information about seasonal influenza and pneumococcal vaccination for winter 2011 to 2012.

It explains how vaccines should be supplied and administered to children and adults in residential care services, and will help make sure that:

  • service users (or their representative) have consented to have the vaccine
  • vaccinations are supplied and administered legally
  • vaccinations are stored correctly
  • appropriate records are kept

There is a flow-chart which summarises what to do if an adult does not have the capacity to consent to vaccination. Please refer to the consent section of the guidance for more information.

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