Topic outline

  • Duty of Candour for Partner Organisations (Not Fife Council Staff)

    If you are an employee of Fife Council DO NOT COMPLETE THIS COURSE.  You should complete the version of the course in the Health and Social Care Section.

    Note:  This course should only be completed by Fife Council Partner Organisations who work in a Social Care setting.




    This e-learning course will inform you of the Duty of Candour legislation and outlines the steps you need to take to comply with the Duty of Candour. 

    The Health (Tobacco, Nicotine etc. and Care) (Scotland) Act 2016 is the piece of legislation that sets out the procedure that must be followed following an event that leads to unexpected or unintended harm to someone who is receiving care services.

    The main driver behind the legislation is promoting improvement in the provision of services and learning lessons when things do go wrong.

    To evidence that you have completed the course, you can print the certificate at the end of the course.

    • Access the Course

      Please click on the link below to access the Duty of Candour Course:-