Launch of quality framework for justice (offender) accommodation services

We have published the new quality framework for Justice (offender) accommodation services. It reflects Scotland’s Health and Social Care Standards, which are rights-based, person-led and outcome-focused.

The primary purpose of the framework is to support services to self-evaluate their own performance.  It will also be used by our inspectors to provide independent assurance about the quality of care and support.  By setting out what we expect to see in high-quality care and support provision, it can help support improvement too.  

You can download the framework here

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Joint inspection of adult support and protection in East Dunbartonshire

A joint inspection of adult support and protection measures in East Dunbartonshire has found clear strengths in ensuring adults at risk of harm are safe, protected and supported.

However, inspectors also identified areas which could further improve.

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Care Inspectorate statement on Glasgow East Women's Aid

A spokesperson for the Care Inspectorate said: "An inspection has identified serious and significant concerns at Glasgow East Women’s Aid.

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SSSC pauses registration applications

In order to make planned changes to its Register, the SSSC will not be accepting registration applications from 10 April to 3 June 2024. Find out more on the SSSC website here.

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Updated key question 7 documents published

Our children and young people’s inspection teams began using key question 7 in April 2022.  As part of everyone's journey to meet the Promise, we reviewed key question 7 with inspectors, young people who experience or have experienced care and providers to evaluate the impact it was having and how well it was supporting the sector to self-evaluate its own performance.  We have made some changes as a result of this review and agreed that we will continue to use key question 7 for inspections from April 2024 onwards.

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