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.
This short booklet looks at what has been achieved over the past five years. It explains the values to regulate and inspect social care.
From 1 April 2009 a new Care Quality Commission will bring together the work of: the Commission for Social Care Inspection; the Healthcare Commission; and the Mental Health Act Commission.
Discussion paper on scrutiny in the public sector and whether regulation bodies are effective in ensuring public services are meeting the needs of users.
This Practical Guidance provides a breakdown of the statutory requirements, rights and duties of child care organisations set out by the Protection of Children Act 1999.
This Act is the first step towards the establishment of a framework of a coherent cross-sector scheme for identifying those people considered to be unsuitable to work with children through the Protection of Children Act List. The legislation is intended to ensure that when such people have been identified, they are prevented from gaining access to children through their work.
This report analyses the responses to a consultation on the report ‘Reducing the Risk: Improving the Response to Sex Offending’ by the Expert Panel on Sex Offending. It also sets out the Executive’s response to the Expert Panel’s report.
Annual report giving a full account of the Care Commission's activities, finances and organisation over the year.
This review is part of the government's response to the recommendations of the Hammond Report following the tragic death of a 3-year-old child, Kennedy McFarlane. The aim of the review is to promote the reduction of abuse or neglect of children, and to improve the services for children who experience abuse or neglect.
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.
This guidance is designed to help local authorities provide integrated services for young people leaving care. This consultation paper sets out the draft Support and Assistance of Young People Leaving Care (Scotland) Regulations 2004 and accompanying guidance. These documents will implement changes to the provision of services for young people preparing to leave and those who have left local authority care in Scotland from the 1st of April 2004.
Set of three separate papers looking at the development and delivery of personalised services and approaches. The first paper considers what personalisation is and what areas need to be aligned to bring about real user engagement, flexibility and improved outcomes.
The second discusses the role of commissioning in transforming services to meet future needs and the third examines commissioning in greater detail and identifies the issues which arise at an operational level and which might need to be addressed.