Health and safety in adult care home services: Share the learning event

We would like to invite those working within an adult care home, older people care home, commissioners, and providers of adult social care to an online ‘share the learning event’ about health and safety in adult care home services. 

Event details: 

  • When: Tuesday 9 May
  • Time: 10:00 to 12:30
  • Location: Online (Microsoft Teams)

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Joint inspection of services for children and young people at risk of harm in East Dunbartonshire

A joint inspection of services in the East Dunbartonshire community planning partnership has found clear strengths in ensuring children and young people at risk of harm are safe, protected and supported. Some areas for improvement were also identified.

Inspectors found that initial concerns were being responded to timeously and effective collaborative practice was helping to keep children and young people safe from harm.

Risks to children and young people at risk of harm were being reduced by consistent assessment and care planning, and by the support that services delivered in response.

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Joint inspection of adult support and protection in Orkney

A joint inspection of adult support and protection in Orkney has found some strengths in ensuring adults at risk of harm are safe, protected and supported. However, inspectors also identified substantial areas for improvement.

Inspectors found that partnership staff worked collaboratively to support and protect adults at risk of harm.

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Revised quality framework for support services (not care at home)

As part of the our learning from the pandemic we have been working to update all our quality frameworks and we have now updated the Quality Framework for Support Services (not care at home).

We have made important updates to reflect the changing practice and policy context in which care and support is now provided.   These updates include: 

  • introducing ‘core assurances.’ These are some things we will always look at on our inspections because they are key areas that are essential to a service being safe.
  • adding a new quality indicator 1.5, ‘People’s health and wellbeing benefits from safe infection prevention and control practice and procedure’.  

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Become a young inspection volunteer

We’re looking for young people with a personal experience of care to volunteer with us. So, if you have used a care service, you could be just who we are looking for. You don’t have to have qualifications – personal experience is what counts. You must be aged between 18-27 to apply.

Download our information leaflet here.

Complete our application form here.

Hear what some of our young inspection volunteers said here

If you would like to find out more about becoming young inspection volunteer, need help to complete the application form or would like us to post you an application form - please email Julie Brown at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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