Consultation on Draft Order to Amend the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002
1. This consultation seeks your views on the draft Order to amend the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman Act 2002 to allow the Scottish Public Services Ombudsman (“the SPSO”) to investigate complaints in relation to the substance of social work decisions. The draft Order also amends the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010 in relation to the sharing of information by the Care Inspectorate with the SPSO; and amends the Social Work (Scotland) Act 1968 to abolish the existing system of local authority social work complaints and allow a model complaints handling procedure prepared by the SPSO to be introduced.
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