Publication offering an overview of what personalisation is and how the idea originated. It also explains some of the basics of personalisation and considers what it might mean for different social care stakeholders and the sector as a whole.
The Joint Inspection of Children’s Services and Inspection of Social Work Services (Scotland) Act 2006, together with the associated regulations and Code of Practice, provide the legislative framework for the conduct of joint inspections of the provision of services to children.
Document providing a checklist for national and regional policy makers concerned with improving the integration of services for older people. It also contains a checklist to help older people and their carers review the policies of their national and regional governments in this area.
Paper addressing issues such as how science and technology can work for the poorest members of societies, the role technologies might play in the futures of people in developing countries and how poor people can become involved in mapping out their own technological futures.
This report presents the findings of a national pilot which tested arrangements for an employer-led model of regulation and listing of healthcare support workers (HCSWs) in three NHS Scotland health boards.
Report investigating the availability of psychological therapies on the NHS in England and concluding more investment is required to widen access to a greater range of therapies along with a robust system of regulation and training to ensure high standards are maintained.
The Health and Social Care Act 2008 provided for regulations extending direct payments. This consultation, held between August and November 2008, questioned people about revising the existing regulations to allow a greater number of people to take advantage of direct payments.
The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of how some care services were regulated prior to April 2002 (when a new non-departmental body, the Scottish Commission for the Regulation of Care (the Care Commission), assumed responsibility for regulating care services).
In particular, the review focuses on the nature of the evidence gathered and the standards applied. The research also identifies some challenges for the new process of regulation.
The aim of this Report was to develop a cohesive framework for dealing with sex offending. Some of the 73 recommendations build on the policies and processes already in place in order to strengthen existing measures aimed at protecting communities from sex offenders. Other recommendations support the introduction of new measures and new arrangements which will help to deliver a safer environment.
Report summarising findings from the regulation and inspection work of the Scottish Housing Regulator and focusing on those areas where there is room for improvement in services for tenants, homeless people and other users of services of social housing providers.