Scottish Social Care

Scottish Social Care

  • Supports your CQC Compliance under The Care Act 2014 and The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2015
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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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Unexpected Death Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: ICC84
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