The Scottish Social Services Council has shared the following information in their recent newsletter
Changes to the law to support social services:
The UK and Scottish coronavirus legislation include some important changes for social service regulation so we can support the workforce to keep on delivering high-quality services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Fitness to practise changes during COVID-19
To help focus resources on supporting the social service sector during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic we’re making changes to fitness to practise. We’re making changes in the following areas:
Guidance for employers on core training for redeployed workers, temporary workers and volunteers
With the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic across the country, it will be necessary for health and social care staff to be deployed to work in frontline care services they may be unfamiliar with. Temporary workers and volunteers are also being recruited to support services.
Read the latest information for social service workers and employers and what we are doing to help in our role as a regulator.
(last update 17 March 2020).