Safe Staffing Project - Open Badge now available


The Safe Staffing Project is working in collaboration with care service providers, care homes for older people and other stakeholders in health and social care partnership areas, to support the sector to be ready for the enactment of the Health and Care Staffing Scotland Act 2019.  

The project team is delivering a series of quality improvement (QI) collaborative events, which develops the knowledge and confidence of participants in the guiding principle and duties of the legislation. 

To enable participants to gain recognition of this informal learning opportunity, the project team, in partnership with the SSSC, has developed an Open Badge.  


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Flu vaccination programme to include social care staff


The free flu vaccine programme for 2021 will again include social care staff of all ages who have a direct hands-on care role.

Workers in the following settings are eligible:

  • residential care and secure care for children
  • community care for persons at home (including housing support, care at home services and personal assistants)
  • care homes for adults.

This is targeted at those delivering direct care in these settings, whether they are employed by local authorities, private or third sector employers.

Scottish Care, the Care Inspectorate, the Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland and the Scottish Social Services Council support this approach.


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Community justice social work: Throughcare Review


The Care Inspectorate has published a report following a focussed review of throughcare practice in community justice social work services.


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Statement on Singleton Park Care Home, Lockerbie


A spokesperson for the Care Inspectorate said: "The Sheriff Court has ordered an interim suspension of the care provider's registration at Singleton Park Care Home, Lockerbie to take effect from 30 September 2021.


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Care Inspectorate report to the Scottish Parliament on inspections, 15 September 2021


The Care Inspectorate has laid before the Scottish Parliament a report of inspections it has carried out in care services in the past two weeks.

This report covers inspections we have completed since those detailed in our previous report to Parliament on 1 September 2021.


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