New Partnership Agreement between SSSC and the Care Inspectorate

The SSSC and the Care Inspectorate have signed off a new strategic Partnership Agreement, which reflects our greater collaboration and joint working. 

The agreement sets out our common aims, values and vision for the future in these challenging yet promising times for the social care sector. 

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Care Inspectorate report to the Scottish Parliament on inspections, 9 June 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 26 May 2021. 

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Proud to care - upcoming webinars for care professionals

We would like to invite people working in all care services to register for our upcoming webinar on lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans (LGBT+) inclusion in care settings.

The LGBT + community are a diverse group of people with different identities, experiences and needs. Understanding LGBT+ identities in care settings is important when delivering person centred care to ensure that people have better experiences and better outcomes, which meets their needs and wishes.

The webinar will take place on Tuesday 22 June from 10am - 11am.

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Joint Inspections of Adult Support and Protection, Inverclyde.

A joint inspection of adult support and protection measures in Inverclyde 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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Graduate Diploma in Integrated Community Nursing

NHS Education for Scotland are running a new, fully funded, 2-year part-time practice-based programme designed for nurses working at level 5 of the Career Framework for Health (Agenda for Change Band 5 equivalent).   The programme is suitable for experienced or newly qualified nurses, nurses new to the community setting or experienced but with limited community-specific CPD and with or without a first degree.  Funded places are available for nurses working in care homes.   

More information about the programme and guidance on how to apply is available here.  

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