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SDS Implementation Plan 2019-21, what’s next?

Many of you will have been involved in the development of the existing SDS Implementation Plan and will be wondering what next for SDS implementation? The current Implementation Plan runs from 2016-2018, and Scottish Government wants to hear from you on what is working well, what needs to change at national level, and what you […]

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Have your say about local communities deciding their own future.

The Scottish Government is consulting on local decision making in Scotland, saying: ‘In recent years, something has begun to change. There is a growing recognition that it is often better for decisions about the issues that affect different communities in Scotland to be taken with more active involvement of those communities. Whether that is communities […]

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The Independent Review of learning disability and autism in the mental health act

The Independent Review of learning disability and autism in the mental health act is looking at whether this law needs to change for people with autism or people with learning disability. The review is looking at whether the law promotes and protects people’s human rights. If the review finds that the law needs to change […]

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Influencing National SDS implementation

SDSS are involved in representing the views of our members ona national level in order to influence future SDS implementation. Find out more about what this project has involved over the last year.        

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PVG consultation: report now published.

The Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme was launched in 2011 and is managed by Disclosure Scotland to help ensure people whose behaviour makes them unsuitable to work with children or protected adults can’t do regulated work with these vulnerable groups. On 25 April 2018, the Scottish Government launched a consultation on how they can simplify and […]

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National programme to support adult social care reform: have your say!

The Scottish Government and COSLA (The Convention of Scottish Local Authorities) are seeking views and input on the development of a national programme to support adult social care reform. You can find out more about what the Scottish Government and COSLA are asking here SDSS will be responding on behalf of our members, so we […]

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Improving Social Care Services in the Highlands

Improving Social Care Services in the Highlands Highland Self Directed Support Stakeholder Group We are arranging a series of Self Directed Support meetings taking place across the Highlands over the next 12 months. We see these meetings as an opportunity to focus on how SDS is developing locally and how we can work together to […]

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PVG scheme consultation: last chance to contribute!

On 28th June SDSS held an event in Glasgow to bring members together with representatives from Disclosure Scotland, as part of the ongoing PVG Scheme Review. Notes from this session are available below: [pdf-embedder url=”http://www.sdsscotland.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/07/SDSS-PVG-Session-180628.pdf” title=”SDSS PVG Session 180628″] You can download the notes here.  As part of the consultation Disclosure Scotland have also produced […]

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SDSS Members Opportunity to Review Social Work Scotland’s SDS Report

Members’ Event-Review of Social Work Scotland’s Report:’Best Practice and Local Authority Progress in Self-Directed Support’ Social Work Scotland were asked to work with Local Authorites to find examples of best practice in SDS. Whilst they are aware of some of the issues in terms of the implementation of the SDS Act and in the use […]

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PVG scheme: consultation events.

This Scottish Government consultation seeks views on proposals for the reform to the disclosure regime in Scotland. The aim is for respondents to focus on what changes are required to make disclosure of criminal convictions fit for the 21st century.  Some changes that may be identified might be better pursued through non-legislative means.  Others may […]

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