Care Inspectorate acknowledges ‘improvement’ in Moray provision

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A CARE INSPECTORATE REPORT has concluded that shortcomings identified in a previous report are being taken “very seriously” with evidence that work is being done to change and improve.

The report published yesterday says that Inspectors were now confident that care partners in Moray were working hard at improvements and had made “encouraging progress”.

Karen Reid, chief executive of the Care Inspectorate, said: “We are pleased to note that some progress has been made on addressing the matters raised at our last inspection.”

The Chief Officer’s Group, which comprises Roddy Burns, Chief Executive of Moray Council, Susan Webb, Director of Public Health NHS Grampian and Campbell Thomson, Chief Superintendent of Police Scotland, welcomed the findings of inspectors.

The group (COG) have overseen the actions and responses to February’s report on Moray’s Children’s Services, and in a statement accepted all the findings in the follow-up report. Chair of the COG, Susan Webb, said that the Care Inspectorate has provided positive support to the partnership since the inspection last year.

She added: “The Chief Officers in Moray took the findings of the Inspection report very seriously and undertook urgent action to improve how services work together to deliver better outcomes for children in Moray.

“Staff across the partnership have worked hard to ensure the necessary improvements have been made.

“We know there is more to do but we are pleased with the direction of travel that Children’s Services in Moray is now taking.”