An Aberdeen care home for young people has been commended for improving the service.
Monitors from the Care Inspectorate watchdog visited The Action For Children Care Home on Clifton Road, Aberdeen, in May 2017 and rated staffing and management “weak” – the second worst of six possible ratings.
Inspectors ordered the home to ensure staffing levels were sufficient and the young people who live there – who are aged 16 to 21 and have left care – have written plans detailing their support needs.
The monitors have visited four times since and have seen improvement on each occasion. A new report details findings from the most recent inspection on October 26.
It said: “There were very good examples of positive transition plans for young people moving in to the service.
“The move was agreed at a pace which suited each young person and allowed the service to get to know them and agree and understand their support needs.
“Young people were fully involved in discussion and decision-making about their move.”
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Inspectors also found staffing arrangements had improved.
“Various systems and processes demonstrated appropriate staffing levels and deployment,” said the report.
Action for Children Scotland director Paul Carberry, pictured left, welcomed the report.
He said: “It is a testament to the hard work and commitment of the staff at the service we have met those recommendations and that has been recognised by the Care Inspectorate.
“We take the care of the children and young people who use this facility very seriously.
“Previous inspection reports had highlighted some issues we were already working on.”