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A housing support service based in Aberdeen has told it must make improvements after the quality of care and support it provided was graded unsatisfactory by inspectors. Absolute Care is a combined housing support and care at home service with its main office in Aberdeen. The provider began delivering care…
A care home manager in South Wales has defended his home following criticism in a report by social care inspectors. Taliesin Care Home in Tonypandy, Rhondda, was told to improve by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) following several regulation breaches. In their report, inspectors noted problems management…
Ofsted has published its findings from their first multi-remit focused inspection carried out in the Somerset area and found services to be inadequate. The watchdog found that while education standards are improving, the county council is not providing good enough support for its most vulnerable children, young people and families.…
A nursery in Aviemore has been told it must make improvements after the quality of care and support it provided to children was graded ‘weak’ by inspectors. The Care Inspectorate carried out a high intensity, unannounced inspection of Rosebuds Daycare in the town in September and graded the service weak…
A children's care home owner has been fined £2,400 following the death of a 15-year-old in its care. Hillcrest Care Ltd admitted employing insufficiently experienced staff at Pentwyn School, near Hay-on-Wye, Powys, and not checking their fitness to work there. Cardiff Magistrates' Court heard vulnerable teenager, Jordan Woonton, was not…
The Care Quality Commission (CQC) has published information on every Mental Health NHS trust in England to show the public how it decides which services it will inspect next and what it will focus on. The information is CQC’s analysis of 59 different sources of evidence, ranging from concerns raised…
A senior member of staff at Scotland’s national deaf school has been suspended as police explore allegations of misconduct. The specific details of the allegations at Donaldson’s School in Linlithgow have not been revealed, but police are believed to be assessing a number of concerns before deciding whether to launch…
A support service for yoing people in East Kilbride has been praised by care inspectors after scoring top marks across the board in two consecutive inspections. Up-2-Us Support Service was graded excellent across all quality themes for the second inspection in a row following an unannounced Care Inspectorate visit. The…
A care home in West Lothian has been told it must make improvements after the quality of care and support provided to residents was graded ‘unsatisfactory’ by inspectors. The Care Inspectorate carried out a high intensity inspection at Heatherfield care home, a care service for older people in Armadale, in…
A nursery in Cumbernauld has been praised by inspectors after scoring top marks across the board in two consecutive inspections. Step-by-Step nursery was graded excellent across all quality themes for the second inspection in a row following an unannounced visit. The nursery is registered to provide a day-care service for…
A care home in West Lothian has been told it must make improvements after the quality of care and support it provided to residents was graded ‘unsatisfactory’ by inspectors. The Care Inspectorate carried out a high intensity inspection at Meadowvale care home, a care service for older people in Bathgate,…
The Care Inspectorate today published two new assessments of how well children and vulnerable adults in Scotland are protected from abuse, neglect and harm. The report on the effectiveness of child protection arrangements updates information following a major three-year study into child protection published last year. The report into adult…