National strategies and frameworks

A library of publications by the Scottish Government and other national bodies setting out relevant policy developments or direction




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Topics
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  • Learning Disabiities
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  • Management & Leadership
  • Medication
  • Mental Health
  • Offender Rehabilitation
  • Play
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  • Risk
  • Self-directed support
  • Self-evaluation
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Care Setting
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Authors
Scottish Government

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Healthcare framework for adults living in care homes

Date
29/06/2023

Category
National strategies and frameworks

This framework will examine how the health and healthcare of people living in care homes should be optimised, supported, and delivered. It will also enhance the assessment, monitoring and response to the forever-changing health and healthcare needs of people who live in care home...

Authors
Scottish Government/COSLA

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Mental Health and Wellbeing and Wellbeing Strategy Strateg

Date
29/06/2023

Category
National strategies and frameworks

Authors
Scottish Government

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National Strategy for Community Justice: Delivery Plan

Date
23/06/2023

Category
National strategies and frameworks

Spiritual Care within Health and Social Care in Scotland: A National Framework image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Spiritual Care within Health and Social Care in Scotland: A National Framework

Date
22/06/2023

Category
National strategies and frameworks

Authors
Scottish Government

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Healthcare Associated Infection (HCAI) strategy 2023-2025

Date
19/06/2023

Category
National strategies and frameworks

Authors
NHS Education for Scotland

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Trauma-Informed Justice: A Knowledge and Skills Framework

Date
03/05/2023

Category
National strategies and frameworks

Authors
Scottish Government

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Temporary accommodation standards framework

Date
26/04/2023

Category
National strategies and frameworks

Authors
Scottish Government / COSLA

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Greater access, better insight, improved outcomes: a strategy for data-driven care in the digital age

Date
23/02/2023

Category
National strategies and frameworks

Authors
Scottish Government

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National Carers Strategy

Date
21/12/2022

Category
National strategies and frameworks

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Quality Improvement and Involvement strategy 2022-25

Date
17/11/2022

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

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

Authors
Scottish Government

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Best Start: Strategic early learning and school age childcare plan for Scotland 2022-26

Date
06/10/2022

Category
National strategies and frameworks

Authors
Scottish Government / COSLA

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Creating Hope Together: Suicide prevention strategy 2022 to 2032

Date
29/09/2022

Category
National strategies and frameworks

Authors
Scottish Government

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National Mission on Drug Deaths: Plan 2022-2026

Date
09/08/2022

Category
National strategies and frameworks

Authors
Scottish Government

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National Strategy for Community Justice

Date
30/06/2022

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A national strategy for community justice providing a shared vision to help partners and communities work together effectively to improve community justice outcomes, while retaining the flexibility to adapt to local needs and circumstances

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Serious Incident Reviews: National report on notifications submitted between January 2018 and December 2021 (1)

Date
01/06/2022

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

National report on notifications submitted between January 2018 and December 2021

Authors
Scottish Government

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Review of care service definitions: Challenges and recommendations

Date
03/11/2021

Category
National strategies and frameworks

Findings from the review of care service definitions independent research

Authors
Scottish Government

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Additional Support for Learning Review Action Plan- update October 2021

Date
01/11/2021

Category
National strategies and frameworks

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.

Authors
Scottish Government and COSLA

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Scotland's digital health and care strategy: Enabling, connecting and empowering

Date
27/10/2021

Category
National strategies and frameworks

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

Authors
Scottish Government

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Carers (Scotland) Act 2016: National Implementation plan 2021-2023

Date
23/09/2021

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A national plan for implementing the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 between 2021 and 2023

Authors
NHS Education for Scotland

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Promoting Excellence 2021: A framework for all health and social services staff working with people with dementia, their families and carers

Date
17/05/2021

Category
National 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

Authors
Scottish Government

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Our Commitment to Childminding in Scotland

Date
21/01/2021

Category
National strategies and frameworks

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