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Transition Care Planning - Action 21 - Transition Pathway (New Referrals)

Date: 08/2018 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Scottish Government has published the 'Transition Pathway (New Referrals)' flowchart on the clinical process for young people moving between Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Adult Mental Health Services. This document has been developed in consultation with CAMHS users to further Action 21 of the Mental Health Strategy: 2017-2027.
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Action plan on parental involvement and family learning

Date: 08/2018 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Scottish Government and COSLA have published ‘Learning together: Scotland’s national action plan on parental involvement, parental engagement, family learning and learning at home 2018-2021’, setting out a vision for parental involvement and engagement and taking account of the national and international evidence base. It contains 13 goals and 52 national actions and it provides a national vision but it allows for local and community innovation and flexibility. Action 43 states that Education Scotland will work with the Care Inspectorate to develop a new shared inspection framework for early learning and childcare settings. This will be implemented in 2019 and will include an appropriate focus on parental involvement and engagement.
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Scotland's progress towards implementing self-directed support 2011-2018

Date: 08/2018 Category: Policy and Legislation

A report on progress towards implementing self-directed support (SDS) over the last seven years has been published by the Scottish Government. Transforming social care: Scotland’s progress towards implementing self-directed support 2011-2018 meets Audit Scotland’s recommendation that the Scottish Government should report publicly on the outcomes it has achieved in supporting implementation of SDS. The report is set out in four chapters, one for each of the destination outcomes the SDS Implementation Plan 2016-2018 aims to progress towards. Immediate next steps identified include an exploration of the benefits and consequences of reviewing and changing existing categories for registration set under the Public Services Reform (Scotland) Act 2010.
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Hygiene Requirements in Outdoor Nurseries in Scotland

Date: 08/2018 Category: Policy and Legislation

Health Protection Scotland has produced hygiene requirements for outdoor early learning and child care settings in Scotland. This report is an update of the 2010 position. A review methodology of current literature, guidance and legislation was conducted in order to make the recommendations on hygiene requirements within early learning and childcare settings. The focus of the report is on hand hygiene in outdoor settings and should be read along with the guidance “Infection Prevention and Control in Childcare Settings (Day Care and Childminding Settings)”.
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Research on collaborative arts practice for people with learning disabilities

Date: 08/2018 Category: Policy and Legislation

Research exploring new forms of collaborative arts practice that positively impact on the lives of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities and their care workers has been published. The Ripple Effect report presents the findings of a 12 month project funded by Healthcare Improvement Scotland to explore the work of Artlink within the Cherry Road Learning Centre, and the impact of integrating art into social care in the lives of people with Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities.The research was conducted by Dundee University academics through a qualitative study and the development of recommendations for use in social care.
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Therapeutic interventions after abuse and neglect

Date: 07/2018 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Social Care Institute for Excellence and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence have published a joint quick guide on therapeutic interventions for children experiencing abuse and neglect. The guide is for practitioners and managers supporting children, young people and families and has been launched alongside a fully interactive web resource. It outlines the different interventions that can be used after physical abuse, emotional abuse and neglect, and sexual abuse for children and young people aged between 0 and 17 years old. Guidance is provided on attachment-based interventions, child-parent psychotherapy, multi-systemic therapy, trauma-informed interventions and therapeutic programmes.
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A More Active Scotland: Scotland's Physical Activity Delivery Plan

Date: 07/2018 Category: Policy and Legislation

Scottish Government plan outlining the actions that they and partner organisations will take to support and enable people in Scotland to be more physically active. Actions for children and young people include encouraging more pupils to take part in activity, with more opportunities for sport in schools and after schools, a commitment to become the first Daily Mile Nation, focusing on outdoor learning as part of the pledge to increase the provision of free early learning and childcare, and developing the physical confidence and competence of children and young people.
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Guidance to support delivery of the Living Wage Commitment to Care at Home and Housing Support

Date: 07/2018 Category: Policy and Legislation

A tripartite document informed and agreed by Scottish Government, COSLA, CCPS and Scottish Care on behalf of providers to support local authorities and providers to help implement the Living Wage commitment in adult social care
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A Healthier Future: Scotland’s Diet & Healthy Weight Delivery Plan A Healthier Future: Scotland’s Diet & Healthy Weight Delivery Plan

Date: 07/2018 Category: Policy and Legislation

A delivery plan setting out how the Scottish Government, together with partners across the public and private sector, will help everybody in Scotland make healthier choices about food
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The Experience of the Experienced

Date: 06/2018 Category: Policy and Legislation

Scottish Care report on the independent social care workforce, exploring the employment journeys of experienced and older individuals working in nursing home, care home, care at home and housing support organisations. The report is based on interviews with nine social care workers, aged 41 – 71 years old, who have either entered the care sector later in life or have worked in the sector for a long time.
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Your choice of home in later life

Date: 06/2018 Category: Policy and Legislation

Age Scotland guide, which aims to help older people plan for their future housing needs while they have the financial and practical capability to do so. The dementia friendly booklet is designed to assist people to navigate the wide range of housing options available, direct them to extra help and support, and offer practical checklists for those looking to rent or buy.
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Understanding and using the new Health and Social Care Standards - A Booklet for unpaid carers

Date: 05/2018 Category: Policy and Legislation

The Scottish Government has published a booklet to help unpaid carers to understand and use the new Health and Social Care Standards. The booklet explains what the Standards mean for unpaid carers and the people they look after. Examples of carer involvement are included to illustrate how the Standards can be applied to everyday practice across a range of health and social care services. The booklet also includes information on provisions in the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 on carer involvement.
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