A joint statement from the Care Inspectorate and the SSSC on ethical and professional decision making in the COVID-19 pandemic, and risk assessment guidance on repurposing of medicines within care home services.
We recognise the challenges employers face in response to the exceptional circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. We do not wish to add to the difficulties, so we have extended the schedule for organisations to report on use of Voluntary Sector Development Funds (VSDF). We have agreed this approach with colleagues in Scottish Government and with Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland (CCPS).
Plans for World Social Work Day on 17 March 2020 were overtaken by the growing COVID-19 pandemic. But as social workers in Scotland respond to the crisis, return to frontline roles and join our temporary social work register we thought it was a good time to share our article to highlight the vital role they play in supporting some of society’s most vulnerable citizens.
SSSC Chief Executive, Lorraine Gray, has written to seven of the country's leading supermarkets asking them to recognise the vital role social care and social work staff are playing in the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic by granting them access to priority shopping hours.