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SSSC Chief Executive Lorraine Gray (centre) with Director of Regulation Maree Allison (left) and Director of Development and Innovation Phillip Gillespie (right) with the Independent Care Review heart symbol

05 Feb 2020

SSSC corporate

Independent Care Review welcomed

We welcome the findings of the Independent Care Review as an important step in improving the lives of children, young people and those with care experience. We contributed to the workforce work group, which was one of 10 that examined different aspects of the care system.

We’ll take time to consider its recommendations and will continue to work closely with the Scottish Government and other key partners, including employers and workers, to support workforce development and better outcomes for children, young people and those with care experience.

Along with the Scottish Government and the Care Inspectorate, we’ll explore what changes might be needed to the current scrutiny and regulation framework to deliver the recommendations of the review to take a more holistic approach towards the needs of children and families.

We already work closely with Care Inspectorate colleagues and will progress this further to clearly identify the links between the SSSC Codes of Practice for Social Service Workers and Employers, the Health and Social Care Standards and inspection frameworks.

The workforce is key in the delivery of any good care service and we particularly welcome the focus of the review on nurturing the workforce, enabling them to provide the love and support all children and young people need and making sure their training and learning prepares them for that.

We’ll have a key role in implementation of the Independent Care Review recommendations and look forward to playing a full part in delivery of its aims.

Contact information

Lorraine Wakefield
Communications Manager
Scottish Social Services Council