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Scots Children's Care Services 'Must Improve'

Magazine article Public Finance

Scots Children's Care Services 'Must Improve'

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More than half of residential care services for young people need to improve, Scotland's care regulator has found.

In a report published on May 28, the Care Commission says that a number of services use good practice in protecting children, planning for their care and using physical restraint.

It adds: 'However, we found that over 50% of services need to improve aspects of their practice in one or more of these areas. The challenge is for all services to achieve consistently good practice in all these areas.'

The report, Protecting children and young people in residential care: are we doing enough?, recommends that organisations and staff running young people's care services need to improve their training and assessment methods.

This was particularly the case regarding child protection, planning for young people's care and the use and recording of physical restraint. …

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