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
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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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Can a Home Refuse to Tell People What Medication They Are On?

Can a person know what their medications are, if in a care home for respite and having capacity? Can a home refuse to tell them what meds they are on? Is it data protection as they suggested?

 Dear J, This is 2017 and people have the right to know all about their own treatment unless a specific decision has been made to withhold that information by the Doctor...

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Policy Updates

Updated: 06th November 2017

Anti-Bullying Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Performance & Discipline Region: | Reference: GPP06
Updated: 06th November 2017

Anti-Bullying Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Performance & Discipline Region: | Reference: DPP06
Updated: 06th November 2017

Anti-Bullying Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Equality & Disability Region: | Reference: SPE05
Updated: 06th November 2017

Anti-Bullying Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Equality & Disability Region: | Reference: WPE05
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