National Care Service: Expert Legislative Advisory Group

Overview

We set up an Expert Legislative Advisory Group on 28 March 2024, adding to our other engagement with people with experience of accessing and delivering social care support. The group's focus is the process for development of Stage 2 amendments. This meets the Health, Social Care and Sport Committee (HSCSC) recommendation 107 to establish a group like this.

The group has expertise in the delivery of:

  • social care
  • social work
  • primary and community health services

The group will use this expertise to aid the development of the National Care Service (NCS) legislation. It will act as a sounding board and give advice to the Scottish Government and will consider and discuss issues related to the NCS (Scotland) Bill.

Meeting schedule

  • meeting 1 – 28 March – introductions
  • meetings 2 and 3 - 11 and 18 April – National Care Service Board
  • meetings 4 and 5 - 25 April and 2 May - NCS local reform
  • meeting 6 - 9 May – NCS principles
  • meeting 7 - 16 May – NCS procurement
  • meeting 8 - 23 May – NCS charter, complaints and advocacy 
  • meeting 9 - 30 May – Anne’s Law, children's services and justice services

Members

We have selected members for their professional expertise and/or lived experience. Membership is based on the nature of the work and expertise required. It may flex for each meeting based on priorities.

Representative organisations

  • Academia
  • Action for Children
  • Age Scotland 
  • Allied Health Professionals
  • Allied Health Professions Federation Scotland (AHPFS)     
  • Alzheimer’s Scotland
  • Argyl and Bute IJB Chief Officer 
  • BEMIS 
  • Care Home Relatives Scotland
  • Care Inspectorate
  • Carer’s Trust/Carer’s Scotland/Young Carer’s
  • CELCIS/Research Steering Group 
  • CEMVO 
  • Change Mental health
  • Chief Officers Group 
  • Children in Scotland
  • Childrens Hearings Scotland 
  • Coalition of Care and Support Providers in Scotland 
  • Coalition of Carers in Scotland 
  • Common Weal  
  • COSLA                 
  • Deafblind Scotland
  • Enable
  • Equality Network Scotland
  • Glasgow Disability Alliance
  • GMB Union
  • Health and Social Care Scotland SCS and Chief Officers
  • Health and Social Care Alliance Scotland (The ALLIANCE)
  • Health and Social Care Scotland
  • Healthcare Improvement Scotland 
  • Inclusion Scotland
  • In Control Scotland
  • Independent Living Fund
  • LGBT Health and Wellbeing
  • MECOPP 
  • MND Scotland 
  • NHS Board Chief Executives
  • Orkney IJB Chief Officer 
  • PAMIS
  • People First
  • Public Health Scotland
  • RCN
  • RNIB
  • Royal College of General Practitioners Scotland
  • Royal College of Occupational Therapists
  • Scotland Excel
  • Scottish Association of Social Work
  • Scottish Care
  • Scottish Commission for People with Learning Disabilities
  • Scottish Council for Learning Disabilities 
  • Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems
  • Scottish Independent Advocacy Alliance
  • Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)
  • Scottish Young Carer’s Alliance
  • Self Directed Support Scotland
  • Shared Care Scotland
  • Shetland IJB/Islands carer rep
  • Simon Scotland
  • Social Work Scotland
  • SOLACE 
  • The Promise
  • Third Sector Interface
  • Turning Point
  • Unison
  • Voices of Experience Scotland
  • Voluntary Service Aberdeen                                

Publications

National Care Service - Expert Legislative Advisory Group: terms of reference

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