A senior executive of the new Commission for
the Regulation of Care in Scotland told social work directors there
were problems with care standards set by the executive.
David Wiseman, the commission’s director
of operations, said: “The care standards are not owned by us
and the responsibility is with the Scottish executive.”
The commission does not have the power to
change the standards laid down by the executive before the
commission was established last month.
Wiseman also told the annual Association of
Directors of Social Work conference in Dunblane there were
“some difficulties” with the availability of the
His colleague Sarah Wedgwood, who is the
commission’s policy and development head, told delegates at
the annual Association of Directors of Social Work conference in
Dunblane, the standards cost £5 and are only available from