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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. SDSS will be responding on behalf of our members, so we would like to invite you to come and talk to us about social care and […]

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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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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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PVG scheme reform: have your say!

The disclosure system Scotland in changing which could have a range of implications for PA employers. In light of the upcoming consultation with some uncertainties- such as the mandatory nature of the PVG structure and whether this will also apply to family members, we will be holding two consultation events around the PVG scheme with representatives from Disclosure […]

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Consultation on SDS Funding for Independent Support across Scotland

The Scottish Government will be opening a new fund to support the development Self Directed Support aimed at Independent Information and Support organisations across Scotland. Before this fund is available, the Scottish Government would like to know what people’s views are on the parameters for the fund. Currently, there has been 3 consultation events in Edinburgh, Glasgow […]

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Members Deliver SDS Implementation Solutions at SDSS AGM 2017

  A huge thank you to all who joined us for our AGM in October, which already seems some way away now! It was fantastic to have so many members involved throughout the day, and we found it really useful to get feedback from all of you on some of the key issues facing us […]

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The Future of Support in the Right Direction Funding – Consultation now open!

The Future of SIRD – Consultation now open! Dear all You will be aware that the Minister for Cabinet for Health and Sport announced that, in addition to a 6 month extension for currently funded Support in the Right Direction projects, Scottish Government would engage in a collaborative process to design the next round of […]

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Applying SDS to Residential Care – your views needed!

The Scottish Government funded 2 pilot projects to look at how SDS could be applied to residential care in Scotland. As you will know, under the current SDS legislation, it is not possible to fund someone living in residential care through SDS and the legislation is not being applied in this area. However, as the residential […]

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