What to expect
Find out how the resources on The Hub can support you on your improvement journey. Developed and updated with our improvement team, this section of the site will help you start your improvement journey, with key points, tools and tips for improvement activity which can be applied wherever you are and in no matter what care service. In this section you will also find an overview of all our improvement resources on the Hub as well as information on our recent improvement work.
Developed and updated by our policy team, this section of the site will help you maintain awareness of national policy developments affecting social care and social work services, as well as relevant legislation and the Health and Social Care Standards.
Browse resources including Care Inspectorate publications, guidance, and national strategies and frameworks, related to the social care and social work sector in Scotland.
A library of publications by the Scottish Government and other national bodies setting out relevant policy developments or direction
CategoryNational strategies and frameworks
Findings from the review of care service definitions independent research
An updated ASL action plan, setting out the progress made since October 2020, to deliver against the recommendations made by the review of implementation of additional support for learning.
AuthorsScottish Government and COSLA
Refreshed strategy which sets out work to improve the care and wellbeing of people in Scotland by making best use of digital technologies in the design and delivery of services, in a way, place and time that works best for them
A national plan for implementing the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 between 2021 and 2023
AuthorsNHS Education for Scotland
CategoryNational strategies and frameworks, Guidance
A framework for dementia detailing the knowledge and skills all health and social services staff should aspire to achieve in relation to the role they play in supporting people with a diagnosis of dementia, and their families, and carers
An action plan setting out the Scottish Government’s vision for childminding and the actions to support it that are
being taken now and into the future
AuthorsCare Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks
The National Hub conducted a baseline scoping exercise to investigate the different types of review being carried out into the deaths of children and young people.
Scottish Social Services Council strategic plan for 2020-2023 setting out priorities for the next three years.
A summary of research into the impact of Learning for Sustainability on educational outcomes.
Sets out the vision and priorities for Scottish education and the improvements that need to be made to help deliver those priorities
A strategy providing an insight into what the Care Inspectorate's improvement support offer will be over the next three years and how we will identify where improvements are required
The ASP Improvement Plan was developed by the Scottish
Government between November 2018 and April 2019 following a Thematic Inspection by the Care Inspectorate and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary.
This ten year strategy sits within the context of other policies and strategies to improve the learning outcomes for children and young people with complex additional support needs living in Scotland.
CategoryNational strategies and frameworks, Policy & Legislation
When the Children (Scotland) Bill was published, the Scottish Government also produced the Family Justice Modernisation Strategy. The document outlines work that is ongoing in this area, plans for secondary legislation or improved guidance and areas of longer-term work.
Recommendations to Scottish Government and COSLA from the Children and Young People’s Mental Health Task Force, chaired by Dr Dame Denise Coia
An action plan aimed at achieving the vision that people presenting for the first time with psychosis will have timely access to effective care and treatment, with early intervention and a focus on recovery
An action plan setting out a number of actions and outcomes to help achieve the commitment to have restorative justice available across Scotland by 2023
A report produced in partnership with Healthcare Improvement Scotland following inspection of the delivery of self-directed support in six health and social care partnerships
CategoryGuidance, National strategies and frameworks
A resource produced by the Developing Capacity and Improvement Implementation Group, and developed as part of the Scottish Government’s Youth Justice strategy
A plan to increase the amount of learning time spent on sustainable skills, including in early learning and childcare