Inquiry Report - Regulation of Care for Older People

The Scottish Human Rights Commission welcomes the Inquiry Report of the Health and Sport Committee into the Regulation of Care for Older People and the Scottish Government’s response. 

The Committee makes a number of recommendations for areas of improvement which will enhance the accountability of services for older people as well as the empowerment of both staff and service users through increased participation in assessments and improved whistle blowing and complaints procedures.

Of particular importance to the Commission is that the Committee recognises that a human rights framework is essential for the delivery of quality care and recommends that a review of the National Care Standards embeds equality and human rights for service users.

Read the submission which gives observations based upon the Committee’s report and Government response in Word format.