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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Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA)

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How many staff members should be on day and night duty in a Care Home?

Hi Sheila,  how many carers are required to be on night duty with 30 residents? How many would be needed during the day for 20 residents?

 

Dear Mary,   Thank you for your question, this is the advice I gave some time ago to a similar question.   CQC Guidance on The Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities)...

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Policy Updates

Updated: 09th April 2018

Part-Time Employee Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Contract of Employment Region: | Reference: WPC11
Updated: 09th April 2018

Part-Time Employees Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Contract of Employment Region: | Reference: GPC09
Updated: 09th April 2018

Part-Time Employees Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Contract of Employment Region: | Reference: DPC09
Updated: 05th April 2018

Employment of Non UK Citizens Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Absence, Holidays and Sickness Region: | Reference: SPR16
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