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An independent Aberdeen school kindergarten which is to close this summer amid an investigation has been given the lowest possible grade for quality of care. The Care Inspectorate graded the nursery "unsatisfactory" across all four major review areas. Enquiries began after the Care Inspectorate received complaints about the “staffing and…
The inspectorate for healthcare and social care began consultation on proposals to change the way in which care services in England were regulated, inspected, and rated. Proposals included: the introduction of new methods of inspection, with Chief Inspectors and more specialist teams to include members of the public; a new…
An Aberdeen care home has been told it must improve the care it provides to residents, following an unannounced inspection by Scotland’s social care watchdog. Inspectors from the Care Inspectorate raised continuing concerns about the quality of care provided at Grandholm Care Home in Bridge of Don. The service has…
An independent Aberdeen school which has been at the centre of an investigation is to close this summer. Last month, the Care Inspectorate said it had received complaints about "staffing and the care of children" at the Waldorf School Kindergarten. The school council said the "very difficult" closure decision came…
SCOTLAND’S social care watchdog has demanded urgent changes at a Glasgow out of school care service. The move follows concerns about the quality of care provided to children at Thornwood Out Of School Service in the city. An unannounced inspection carried out in January by the Care Inspectorate found that…
The care of children is being investigated at the Waldorf School Kindergarten in Aberdeen. This latest investigation, by the Care Inspectorate and Education Scotland, comes after another private school in Aberdeen was closed by inspectors due to concerns over care. The Hamilton School in Aberdeen was shut last month after…
Scotland's social care watchdog says people across the country are more aware than ever of their rights when it comes to complaining about services. The regulator, which scrutinises care services including care homes, nurseries and other vital services across Scotland, also investigates complaints and has powers to require poorly performing…
Staffing levels at a care home in Oxfordshire could affect patient safety, an inspection has found. The Piggy Lane unit for adults with learning and physical disabilities in Bicester was also criticised by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for its assessment of patients. Southern Health NHS Foundation Trust said it…
A Dundee nursery has been warned it faces closure unless it make urgent improvements to its standard of care. The city centre Ark Nursery must convince the Care Inspectorate it has allayed its concerns about child protection and staff recruitment. Last month it emerged one of its employees had been…
A care home that has been repeatedly told to clean up its act has been criticised by care inspectors again – after they found bottles of alcohol lying near residents. Mowat Court Care Home in Stonehaven came under fire from the Care Inspectorate following the death of Gladys Burr, who…
Scotland's social care watchdog, the Care Inspectorate, has criticised the quality of care provided to residents at a care home in Midlothian. Pittendreich Care Home in Lasswade was graded as 1, unsatisfactory, for quality of care following an unannounced inspection. It is the second inspection in a row which found…
More work is needed to improve care services at a private nursing home previously threatened with closure, according to inspectors. A specialist team found progress had been made at Edinburgh's Bupa-run Pentland Hill nursing home but called for standards to be raised more quickly. Police have submitted a report to…