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Published, 27 July 2017

Clarity over registration requirements for continuing care

The continuing care legislation set out in the Children and Young People (Scotland) Acts supports providing continuing care for young people over the age of 16 and under 26 years. This has caused some confusion around registration requirements for workers and services, as continuing care for young people beyond the age of 16 may mean for some residential childcare services are caring for young adults as well as children and young people.

Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and the Care Inspectorate have announced that there will be no changes to registration requirements.

Questions about how staff and services should be registered with the SSSC and the Care Inspectorate have been raised, but care homes and school care accomodation will continue to be registered with the Care Inspectorate as residential childcare services. If you work in these settings, you will continue to be registered on the parts of the SSSC Register for child care and residential school care, meaning no changes are needed to your registration.