SSSC Guidance – Raising concerns in the workplace

The Care Inspectorate has released a new guidance document, containing information on what to do if you have a workplace concern. The paragraphs are taken from the introduction of the guidance: 

“Working in social services means you care for some of our most vulnerable citizens. Your position on the front line whether you are an employee, social worker, manager or supervisor means you are most likely to see poor practice when it happens.”

“Sometimes you see things that are wrong (which can vary from poor treatment, financial issues to employment conditions or the way a service is run) but you may not report it until it happens again. Or you may not be sure if it is wrong because you are new into a job. The important thing is to trust your judgment. If you see something you feel is wrong report it to your manager as soon as possible. Your colleagues may also have concerns, but if nobody speaks up its unlikely the situation will improve. You need to act to protect those in your care.”


Download the guidance from the SSSC website by clicking here. 

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  1. Ruettimann
    Ruettimann says:

    Great to see this helpful guidance being issued from the Care Inspectorate supporting professional confidence and reminding us of our responsibility to “trust your judgement.”

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