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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
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
A plan to increase the amount of learning time spent on sustainable skills, including in early learning and childcare
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks
A report on the findings following analysis of significant case reviews carried out between March 2015 and April 2018
AuthorsUniversity of Strathclyde
Scotland’s first national position statement on transitions in early childhood, endorsed by the Scottish Government, Education Scotland, Early Years Scotland, the SCMA and among others
The final report of the Secure Care Strategic Board, established in 2017 to create a vision, develop national standards and consider the future commissioning for secure care in Scotland
A report providing a Change Map intended to capture the required changes for the effective delivery of social care within the context of Self-directed Support
A framework of actions to ensure older people can continue to engage with and contribute to their communities, access the public and other services they need, and ensure financial security as they move into retirement
AuthorsScottish Social Services Council
A thematic review capturing the experiences of children attending out of school care services during 2016/17
The findings of a review of early learning and childcare (ELC) covering the period 2014
to 2017, set in the context of ELC expansion.
An updated implementation framework for the learning disability strategy, covering the period 2019-2021. It builds on progress since the previous framework was published in 2015 and reflects the broader priorities of the Scottish Government, local authorities, NHS Boards and inte...
The final report of a progress review on the integration of health and social care carried out by the Ministerial Strategic Group for Health and Community Care
The findings of a review of care services for children covering the period 2014 to 2017.
A document setting out the Funding Follows the Child approach and the National Standard which will underpin it and which all providers wishing to deliver the funded entitlement will have to meet from 2020. It also details the next steps the Scottish Government will take to suppo...
A strategy to prevent and reduce alcohol and drug use, harm and related deaths
Progress report setting out the findings of the second of three national performance audits of health and social care integration following the introduction of the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014
A report on out of area placements and delayed discharge for people with learning disabilities, produced following concerns raised by the Mental Welfare Commission in its ‘No Through Road’ report. The report sets out figures on out of area placements and delayed discharge collect...
A report on Criminal Justice Social Work Serious Incident Reviews, highlighting successful good practice across Scotland found in reviews received by the Care Inspectorate between February 2015 and December 2017. The report also makes recommendations where further improvements sh...
Report summarising the achievements made since the Strategy's publication, as well as progress expected over the next twelve months.