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Age Assessment Practice Guidance for Scotland: Good practice guidance to support social workers, their managers and others involved in age assessments

Date: 03/2018 Category: Good Practice

Scottish Government good practice guidance about the assessment process from the initial presentation, consideration of vulnerabilities of the young persons which may affect the process, planning the assessment, information gathering/analysis, and follow-up actions.
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Building Better Care Homes for Adults

Date: 03/2018 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate guidance for applicants or existing providers of care home services setting out expectations on a number of key elements of care home building design and room size. An update of the 2014 guidance which takes into account Scotland’s new Health and Social Care Standards, in particular Standard 5 “I experience a high-quality environment if the organisation provides the premises”.
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Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000 Code of Practice - Code of Practice for Continuing and Welfare Attorneys

Date: 03/2018 Category: Good Practice

The Scottish Government guidance regarding continuing (financial) and welfare powers of attorney, as required under the Adults with Incapacity (Scotland) Act 2000. The Code covers information on creating a power of attorney, when an adult who has capacity to make his or her own decisions can appoint a person or persons to act on their behalf and make decisions on financial and/or welfare matters should capacity be lost in the future. The Code also sets out guidance for persons appointed as attorneys who are acting on behalf of an adult who has lost capacity to make their own decisions. Second Edition (Updated February 2018).
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Health related policy and procedure-Template policy for all services

Date: 02/2018 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate publication with an overview and examples of what care related policies should contain and best practice protocols which should be in place. This guidance can be applied in any care setting and will help the service provider to develop appropriate policies and procedures.
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Promotion of continence and management of bowel dysfunction - Template policy for adult services

Date: 02/2018 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate guidance to help their staff to review continence care. This template is NOT a continence care procedure for care services. However, it may be of help to support care providers developing and reviewing policies/procedures. This template is intended to provide general advice only, on the legal requirements and best practice guidelines and does not preclude more stringent local protocols being in place.
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Review of medicine management procedures-Guidance for care at home services

Date: 02/2018 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate guidance for their staff to help them review care at home medication policies/procedures. This template is NOT a draft medication procedure for Care at Home services. However, it may be of help to care providers developing and reviewing medication policies/procedures. This template is intended to provide general advice only on the legal requirements and best practice guidelines and does not preclude more stringent local controls being in place.
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Palliative and end of life care - Template policy for all services

Date: 02/2018 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate guidance for their staff to help them review palliative and end of life care. This template is NOT a palliative care / end of life care procedure for care services. However, it may be of help to care providers developing and reviewing policies/procedures. This template is intended to provide general advice only on the legal requirements and best practice guidelines and does not preclude more stringent local protocols being in place.
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Adults with incapacity - template policy for adult services

Date: 02/2018 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate guidance for their staff to help them review adult with incapacity policies/procedures. This template is NOT a draft procedure for care services. However, it may be of help to care providers developing and reviewing their adults with incapacity policies and procedures.
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Tissue Viability - Template policy for adult services

Date: 02/2018 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate guidance for their staff to help them review tissue viability care and practices. This template is NOT a tissue viability procedure for care services. However, it may be of help to support care providers developing and reviewing policies/procedures. This template is intended to provide general advice only, on the legal requirements and best practice guidelines and does not preclude more stringent local protocols being in place.
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Our Creative Journey

Date: 11/2017 Category: Good Practice

Care Inspectorate good practice examples of the expressive arts with early learning and childcare and other children's services. Our Creative Journey is aimed at promoting good practice in all types of ELC settings, to help all services aspire to be the best they can be and have the greatest impact on children’s lives. We have developed this resource on a collaborative basis with partner organisations, who worked with practitioners to tell their own stories involving children and parents.
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Social media guidance for social service workers

Date: 10/2017 Category: Good Practice

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has published updated social media guidance for social service workers, providing advice for staff to ensure their social media activity meets the SSSC Code of Practice. The updated guidance includes common questions and examples of fitness to practise cases involving social media which the SSSC has investigated. Links are also made to the SSSC learning resource, Making better decisions.
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Guidance on Prevention and Control of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) in care settings in Scotland

Date: 09/2017 Category: Good Practice

This is a revised edition of the “Guidance on Prevention and Control of Clostridium difficile Infection (CDI) in Health and Social Care Settings in Scotland” providing easily accessible advice covering key aspects of prevention and control of CDI.
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Intermediate care including reablement

Date: 09/2017 Category: Good Practice

National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) guidance covering referral and assessment for intermediate care and how to deliver the service. This guidance is for health and social care practitioners who deliver intermediate care and reablement in the community and in bed-based settings, other practitioners who work in voluntary and community services, including home care, general practice and housing, health and social care practitioners in acute inpatient settings, commissioners and providers, and adults using intermediate care and reablement services, and their families and carers
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Vaccination programmes in residential care services

Date: 08/2017 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

Care Inspectorate guidance covering vaccination programmes in residential care services. This guidance will help care staff ensure that: the person (or their representative) has consented to have the vaccine; vaccines are supplied and administered legally; vaccines are stored correctly; appropriate records are kept.
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Space to Grow

Date: 06/2017 Category: Good Practice

Scottish Government in partnership with the Care Inspectorate and Scottish Futures Trust guidance designed to maximise positive experiences for children and improve the quality of care and learning by helping to make early learning and childcare (ELC) and out of school care (OSC) services the best they can be in terms of design. The guidance will act as a tool for providers, planners and architects when planning new and/or refurbishing existing early learning and childcare and out of school care services.
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Childcare Agency Guidance for Providers

Date: 05/2017 Category: Care Inspectorate Publications, Good Practice

This Care Inspectorate guidance is for providers of childcare agencies and providers of day care of children services who employ agency staff. It is intended to set out the position of the Care Inspectorate for childcare agencies, clarifies the definition of childcare agencies and supports providers in meeting their legal responsibilities of childcare agencies and day care of children services, when employing childcare agency staff. Updated May 2017
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