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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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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Safety Action Notice

IRIC (Incident Reporting & Investigation Centre) wish to make social care providers and managers aware that several security vulnerabilities have been identified which affects a wide range of IT systems making them vulnerable to attack.

Medical devices connected to networks and their supporting systems are also vulnerable which means their safety and performance may be adversely affected.

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Scottish Ministers are making three new appointments to the Board of the Care Inspectorate

Would you like to make a difference and contribute to the work of the Care Inspectorate? Scottish Ministers are looking to make three new appointments to our Board.

Our Chair, Paul Edie, has a video on what the Care Inspectorate does here:

For more information on the appointments, and to apply, click here.

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Joint inspection of services for children and young people at risk of harm in Dundee City

Inspectors have identified key strengths and areas for improvement in the way children and young people at risk of harm are supported and cared for in Dundee.

The joint inspection of the Dundee City community planning partnership area took place between 12 July 2021 and 15 November 2021.

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