Secure care pathway review

Timely support is not always available for children and young people with experience of - or who may require - secure care, according to a new report by the Care Inspectorate.

The Secure Care Pathway Review found that availability and access to the right kind of educational, legal, health and community support is essential in preventing young people going into or returning to a secure care setting.

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Self-evaluation webinars for people working in or providing adult care services

As part of our winter preparedness series of webinars to support the sector, we are hosting two sessions focused on self-evaluation for people working in or providing adult care services.  

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Staff vacancies in care services 2022

The percentage of care services reporting staff vacancies has increased to the highest level since publication of figures began in 2017. According to a new report published by the Care Inspectorate and the Scottish Social Services Council nearly half (49%) of all care services in Scotland reported having vacancies at the end of 2022.

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Care surveys: How good is your care?

Survey for people who use care homes for adults and older people

We want people to be able to meaningfully engage with our inspections in care homes for adults and older people, in the way that suits them best.

We have developed a care survey for people who use care services. We have also developed surveys for relatives, carers and staff and other professionals who help to support people in your service.

These will replace the old care standards questionnaires and link to our quality frameworks for care services.

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Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act 2019 statutory guidance: consultation

The Scottish Government are consulting on the draft statutory guidance chapters for the Health and Care (Staffing) (Scotland) Act 2019, which comes into effect in April 2024. 

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