Launch of our very first podcasts

We have been working hard behind the scenes for some months now to learn the way of podcasting. We’re now ready to launch our very first box set of episodes - all about the Visiting, Meaningful Connection and Anne’s Law project.

The Anne’s Law project advisers have spoken with real-life people about real-life stories that will resonate with all of us. People like Jenny, manager at Glennie House; Ken, a care home resident; Natasha, the daughter of Anne, who Anne’s Law is named for; professionals from across the sector and many more. Packed with insightful, thought-provoking ideas and tips to stay connected with your loved ones, these podcasts have something for everyone.

Listen anywhere, anytime to the episodes that interest you. Listen on Spotify, Amazon Music, Google or wherever you get your podcasts. Alternatively, you can listen on our website.

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The Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act 2019 webinar series for adult care services

The Safe Staffing team is leading on a national programme to support care services to prepare for the enactment of the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act 2019 in April 2024.  Within the adult care sector, the Act places duties on care service providers and the Care Inspectorate. This will impact on the requirements of care services as defined in section 47(1) of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010.  You can read a copy of the Act on the Scottish Parliament website.

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Good care for vegans and vegetarians

We worked in partnership with Vegetarian for Life to produce new guidance Good care for vegans and vegetarians. Published today to mark National Older Veg*ns Day today, the self-evaluation tool and guidance are based on the Scottish Government’s Health and Social Care Standards. The guidance will be useful for inspectors to inform an inspection and for care services looking for best practice points.

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Safer Recruitment Through Better Recruitment

We have now published an updated version of Safer Recruitment Through Better Recruitment.

This guidance helps employers, especially those in social care, early learning and childcare and social work, to meet legislative and regulatory requirements for the recruitment and selection of staff.

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Winter vaccination programme to include social care staff

Social care staff of all ages who have a direct hands-on care role are eligible to receive a Covid-19 and flu vaccine this year. Appointment booking is open for frontline staff.

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