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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How quickly should a risk assessment be completed?

What is the time frame for a provider to complete a risk assessment (urgent/rapid response) considering a service user that lacks capacity?

Dear Olasunkanmi,This question is as much about leadership as it is about the time frame.Your questions is specific; it is about an urgent/rapid response risk assessment for a person who...

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Policy Updates

Updated: 21st July 2017

First Aid Policy and Procedure

Human Resources Miscellaneous Region: | Reference: PM01
Updated: 20th July 2017

Live-in Care Policy and Procedure

Care Management Care Practice Region: | Reference: CC83
Updated: 20th July 2017

Fire Safety Policy and Procedure in Service Users’ Homes

Health and Safety Health & Safety Region: | Reference: MR08
Updated: 20th July 2017

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Clinical Governance Health and Safety Region: | Reference: DCH02NEW
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