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Flexibility in childcare services increased last year, with a higher proportion of providers offering longer opening hours and school holiday sessions, a new report has found. The Care Inspectorate said there was a "considerable increase" in the opening times of many daycare services such as nurseries and playgroups. It found…
A care home for older people near Oban has been told to make urgent improvements in the care provided to vulnerable residents. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal Improvement Notice on Lynn of Lorne Care Home following an inspection which raised serious concerns. The notice lists six areas which…
Six investigations were commissioned by Rotherham Council, in 2014 and 2015, following the findings of the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham (Jay Report), and the “Report of Inspection of Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council” (Louise Casey Report). Professor Alexis Jay’s Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Exploitation in Rotherham…
A care home for older people south of Glasgow has been told to make urgent improvements in the care provided to vulnerable residents. The Care Inspectorate has served a formal Improvement Notice on Greenlaw Grove Care Home in Newton Mearns following an inspection which raised serious concerns. The notice lists…
The Government has taken control of Croydon's children's services after a damning Ofsted report revealed "widespread and serious" failures were leaving youngsters at risk. It blamed weak management at all levels of the south London borough for failing to ensure social workers followed protocols for missing children and those at…
Nine members of staff have been suspended from a private care home in the Swansea area after serious concerns were raised about the safety of residents, BBC Wales reports. It is undertsood a multi-agency safeguarding investigation was launched after a former employee raised concerns about residents at Gower Lodge in…
Services for children and young people in West Lothian are improving outcomes for children and having a positive impact on their lives, inspectors have said, while noting that some services could further improve. These are the key findings of a joint inspection of services for children and young people in…
Health inspectors had to intervene as staff at an under-fire hospital did not react when a patient started choking. Two staff from Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth were in close proximity to a patient when they started choking on their meal "but did not attempt to help the patient". Inspectors…
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