Senga will try to answer as many of your Scottish Social Care questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
I am looking to start a day centre for adults with autism in my area. The centre would have a maximum capacity of 25 service users.
Can you tell me what type of licences and qualifications are required?
You would have to register your service with the Care Inspectorate, information on this can found here. This will tell you what is required prior to starting up your business, you cannot operate until you have registered with them.
All health and social care staff must be registered with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC). They are the social service workforce regulator in Scotland. They list qualifications required for all grades of staff, if you don’t have them, you must work towards them to remain registered.
Details of this can be found here.
Please get in touch if we at QCS can help you.
What would you like to ask Senga?
Senga Currie is Head of Care Development (Scotland) at QCS, she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a registered mental nurse and registered general nurse for 38 years, working in various areas within the NHS, community nursing, the field of addictions and the private sector. With 21 years of experience working with care homes, starting as a nursing sister and moving into roles of home manager, regional manager, care services manager and regulation manager.
Senga will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Please note that Senga cannot offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the Care Inspectorate Scotland.