Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (SCSWIS)

Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland (SCSWIS)

  • Supports your CQC Compliance under The Care Act 2014 and The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) Regulations 2015
  • Policies & Procedures are fully customised to you as required by the CQC
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The SCSWIS, informally known at The Care Inspectorate, is the independent regulator of care services in Scotland.  Established under The Public Services Reform Scotland Act 2010, it registers and inspects all care services using the National Care Standards to ensure compliance.

The SCSWIS regulate everything from childminding services to care homes and domiciliary care agencies. Their purpose is to uphold safety and high standards in the delivery of care, whilst ensuring that a robust regulatory system is in place for all providers.

Central to the work of the SCSWIS is the recipient of care.  The National Care Standards are underpinned by a set of key principles which establish what a care establishment must seek to always achieve in the delivery of care: Dignity, Privacy, Choice, Safety, Realising Potential and Equality and Diversity.

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Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA)

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Should Night Care Workers Be Paid For Breaks?

Sheila do night care workers have to be paid for breaks which they take whilst on duty at night? They would not be leaving the building and are provided with food.

  Dear T,   Thank you for your question.   The first place to look is the contract of employment. What does that say?   I asked Chris King an Employment Law Specialist from the Employment team...

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Policy Updates

Updated: 22nd December 2017

Falls Management Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: WCC35
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Pressure Sore Management Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: SCC96
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Pressure Sore Management Policy and Procedure

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