Scottish Social Care

Scottish Social Care

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The core principles behind adult social care in Scotland is not that different from England, Wales or Northern Ireland, but the regulatory body and how it judges compliance is.  The central concept behind the provision of care is high quality services that promotes and protects the rights of the service user.

The Care Inspectorate, or more formally Social Care and Social Working Improvement Scotland, is an independent regulator which judges the quality of care based on the National Care Standards.  These standards explicitly state what constitutes good care.

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Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA)

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Could bath schedules be recognised as abuse?

Are bath schedules acceptable? Could they be recognised as institutional abuse for residents in a care home?

Determining when a service user has a bath or shower, has to be down to service user preference and care need, rather than by staff convenience to deliver care.  These...

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Policy Updates

Updated: 22nd April 2021

Risk Assessment Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Risk Assessment Region: | Reference: DHR01
Updated: 22nd April 2021

Risk Assessment Policy and Procedure

Health and Safety Risk Assessment Region: | Reference: GHR01
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Maternity Leave Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Absence, Holidays and Sickness Region: | Reference: DPA03
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Maternity Leave Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Absence, Holidays and Sickness Region: | Reference: WPA04
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