How we support improvement

The Care Inspectorate is a national scrutiny body which supports improvement across social care, social work, early learning and childcare, and criminal justice in Scotland.

In order to achieve our ambitions as an organisation we require a far-reaching, flexible and dynamic improvement strategy that supports our strategic direction, responds to the needs in the sector, fits with national strategy priorities, aligns with our values and supports the corporate objectives to improve the quality of care.

Read our Improvement Strategy 2019-2022 and Supporting Improvement It's Everyone's Business, general guidance on starting your improvement journey, with key points, tools and tips for improvement activity which can be applied wherever you are and no matter what care service.

The various resources available on The Hub are set out below. We hope the information you find here will help you to believe improvement is possible no matter what your situation is and the information will inspire you to make a start on your improvement journey.

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Starting your improvement journey

An introduction to improvement theory and how to achieve positive change

Improvement guidance, advice and resources

A library of all resources on the site, including Care Inspectorate publications, guidance, and national strategies and frameworks

Care Inspectorate programmes and publications

Improvement activity led by the Care Inspectorate, including recent practice resources and initiatives

National policy and legislation

An overview of the latest national policy developments affecting social care and social work services, as well as relevant legislation and the Health and Social Care Standards

My library

Create a personalised library of Hub documents and resources

Events

Forthcoming conferences, training, seminars and online courses relating to social care and social work

Weekly bulletins

Weekly updates on key news, research and policy developments for both children and young people, and in adult social care and health

Directory of Continuous Professional Learning of Early Learning and Childcare

A directory of local and national training and development opportunities available to the early learning and childcare workforce

Self-Directed Support Library

A selection of resources that explain what SDS is, people’s stories, assessment and support planning tools as well as resources to influence commissioning and procurement practice to make SDS truly mainstream across Scotland

Research resources and skills

Resources to help you check the latest evidence, research and practice examples to enrich your knowledge and help your decision making

Latest Children and Young People Bulletin

A weekly bulletin produced by our policy team providing an update on the key developments concerning children and young people

Children and Young People Bulletin: 5 - 11 December 2019

Children and Young People Bulletin: 5 - 11 December 2019

Children and Young People Bulletin: 5 - 11 December 2019

Latest Adult and Health Bulletin

A weekly bulletin produced by our policy team providing an update on the key developments in adult social care and health

Adult and Health Bulletin: 5 - 11 December 2019

Adult and Health Bulletin: 5 - 11 December 2019

Adult and Health Bulletin: 5 - 11 December 2019