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  • A staff survey of relevant health, police and social work staff

    Created: 11/10/2022
    News/Events Category: General News

    Under section 115 of part 8 of the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010, the Care Inspectorate, Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary In Scotland, and Healthcare Improvement Scotland are working together and will undertake a joint inspection of adult support and protection arrangements in your local partnership area (Fife).

    The inspection is being undertaken at the behest of Scottish Ministers and is part of a programme of scrutiny and assurance activity that will take place over 2020 and 2023 in all the partnership areas in Scotland, except the six partnership areas which were included in the first independent scrutiny of adult support and protection practice in 2017.

    The focus of the joint inspection will be to provide:

    • Independent scrutiny and assurance of how partnerships ensure that adults at risk of harm are kept safe, protected, and supported.
    • Assurance to Scottish Ministers about how effectively partnerships have implemented the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007.
    • An opportunity to identify good practice and support improvement more broadly across Scotland.

    The inspection will include two activities:  

    • A staff survey of relevant health, police and social work staff.
    • The reading of the records (health, police and social work records) of a sample of adults who have been subject of adult support and protection procedures.

    The above partners want to gather the views of staff across the partnership who work directly with adults who are particularly vulnerable, in order to understand what differences adult support and protection is making to their lives. This online survey is aimed at those staff who work with or provide support to vulnerable adults and families including social work, health, Police Scotland, or third and independent sector provider organisations. The opinions of staff at all levels are important and will be gathered to assist with the joint inspection. 

    The survey can be accessed here.

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