Care Staff Negligence

Rachel Coburn made this Freedom of Information request to Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland

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Dear Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland,

I'm writing to request information on the number of people in Scotland reported to have gained injury, or died, as a result of negligence from care staff. This should include minor injuries.

I request this information to be broken down by year, dating back to Jan 2011.

If it could also be broken down by local authority then that would be helpful, but not essential.

Kind regards,

Rachel Coburn

Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland

Your email has been received by the ICT & Information Governance Team
within the Care Inspectorate. This will be dealt with as soon as possible,
if you wish to speak to someone please contact us on 0345 600 9527.

Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland

Your email has been received by the ICT & Information Governance Team
within the Care Inspectorate. This will be dealt with as soon as possible,
if you wish to speak to someone please contact us on 0345 600 9527.

Social Care and Social Work Improvement Scotland

Dear Ms Coburn,

Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002

We refer to your following request.

I'm writing to request information on the number of people in Scotland
reported to have gained injury, or died, as a result of
negligence from care staff. This should include minor injuries.

I request this information to be broken down by year, dating back to
Jan 2011.

If it could also be broken down by local authority then that would be
helpful, but not essential.

The Care Inspectorate has a duty to formally tell you that under the
Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002, Section 17, Notice that
information is not held, we do not hold the information you have requested.
The reason we do not hold the information is because it is for the courts
to determine whether any accident or death is the consequence of
negligence. On each inspection, we look at the quality of care and support
and the quality of staffing. We grade this on a scale from unsatisfactory
to excellent, and all our reports are published online at
www.careinspectorate.com.

The Scottish Social Services Council regulates the conduct of individual
members of staff in care services and they may be able to provide you with
information about cases of professional misconduct they have examined in
each of the years you have requested.

I trust this satisfies your request, however if you have any queries
regarding the information which has been provided please do not hesitate to
contact me on 01382 207 100 or email [email address].

If you are unhappy with our response then you have a right to a review. If
you wish to instigate a review then you can do this by writing to me at

Care Inspectorate
Compass House
11 Riverside Drive
Dundee
DD1 4NY

or emailing [email address]

This must be done within 40 working days of receiving this email.

Right of appeal

If you remain dissatisfied with the decision of the Care Inspectorate - in
relation to how we have dealt with your request for information considered
under the FOI(S)A - you have the right to pursue the matter with the
Scottish Information Commissioner within six months of receiving the
outcome of a formal review. You can contact the Commissioner at:

The Scottish Information Commissioner
Kinburn Castle
Doubledykes Road
St Andrews
Fife
KKY16 9DS

Email: [email address]
Telephone: 01334 464610

Should you then wish to appeal against the Commissioner’s decision there is
a right of appeal to the Court of Session on a point of law only

Yours sincerely,

Stephen Eodanable
ICT & Information Governance Team
Care Inspectorate
Tel: 01382 207 100

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