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Scottish regulatory review recommends staff registration and portable qualifications

Care home staff in Scotland will need to be registered before starting work in social care, according to new regulatory proposals.

However, this should also be supported with the introduction of recognised and portable qualifications that reflect the skills required to work in the social care sector.

These are just some of the conclusions of the Independent Review of Inspection, Scrutiny and Regulation (IRISR) of social care support in Scotland.

The review, which was led by former council chief executive Dame Sue Bruce, calls on social care regulators to make changes to regulation in five key areas. Among them is the need for all social care staff to be registered with a regulatory body appropriate to their role and setting.

Other recommendations include that inspections should place equal weight on identifying good practice, innovation and improvement, as well as shortcomings in the sector.

In response, Jackie Irvine, chief executive of the Care Inspectorate, said: “We will take time to consider… where we can further develop aspects of our role to continue to support those experiencing care, support and learning opportunities.”


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