The Scottish Care Inspectorate has published guidance setting out its inspection process for care homes.
It has also set out plans to develop self-evaluation toolkits and methodologies to support registered services to undertake self-evaluation during 2023/24.
The new guidance also explains grading; a grading of ‘excellent’ describes performance which is sector-leading and supports experiences and outcomes for people which are outstandingly high quality. There should be a demonstrable track record of innovation, effective practice and or very high quality performance across a wide range of activities, from which others could learn. There should be confidence that excellent performance is sustainable and that it will be maintained.