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In a ceremony held at Dundee’s Apex hotel, Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, congratulated 40 Care Inspectorate staff who have completed an academic qualification which puts them at the forefront of modern regulation for all Adult, Children’s and Social Care services.
Since being made available in 2006, 300 Care Inspectorate staff have successfully completed the qualification. The award, which is soon to be refined, ensures the highest possible quality of care for our most vulnerable citizens.
Presenting the Regulation of Care Award (RoCA) on Tuesday 24 April, the Minister said: “The real stars of the show are this year’s students for their hard work in undertaking the programme, and in achieving the Award.
“I want to take this opportunity to pay personal tribute to these professionals who are so directly involved in ensuring that our most vulnerable citizens receive quality care and support.
“The last 12 months has seen great changes for the Care Inspectorate after it was set up in April 2011 as the new single scrutiny and improvement regulator for care and children’s services in Scotland.
“Improving care for older people is a personal priority for me and, within their wider remit, the Care Inspectorate is continuing to play a key role in ensuring that we do well by every older person on every occasion in every setting.”
Care Inspectorate Chair Professor Frank Clark CBE said: “The achievement of all the graduands is a shining example of how the Care Inspectorate, as Scotland’s national care regulator, is contributing to driving up standards of care in Scotland.
“Our job is to make sure people receive high quality care that reflects individuals’ needs.
“We are committed to driving up quality through a qualified, confident workforce. All staff undertaking this qualification have shown their strong commitment to developing their skills and enhancing their profession and this will make a real difference to services across Scotland.”