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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  • Falls
  • Infection Control
  • Involvement and Participation
  • Learning Disabiities
  • Looked After and Accommodated Children
  • Management & Leadership
  • Medication
  • Mental Health
  • Offender Rehabilitation
  • Play
  • Restraint
  • Risk
  • Self-directed support
  • Self-evaluation
  • Staffing
  • Tissue Viability
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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

Authors
Care Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland

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National Hub for Reviewing and Learning from the Deaths of Children and Young People

Date
20/08/2020

Category
Care 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.

Authors
SSSC

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SSSC Strategic Plan 2020-2023

Date
20/05/2020

Category
National strategies and frameworks

Scottish Social Services Council strategic plan for 2020-2023 setting out priorities for the next three years.

Authors
Scottish Government

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The Impact of Learning for Sustainability on Educational Outcomes - A Summary of Findings

Date
18/03/2020

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A summary of research into the impact of Learning for Sustainability on educational outcomes.

Authors
Scottish Government

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Achieving Excellence and Equity: 2020 National Improvement Framework and Improvement Plan

Date
10/12/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

Sets out the vision and priorities for Scottish education and the improvements that need to be made to help deliver those priorities

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Care Inspectorate Improvement Strategy 2019-2022

Date
21/10/2019

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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Adult support and protection improvement plan: 2019-2022

Date
02/10/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

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.

Authors
Scottish Government

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The right help at the right time in the right place: strategy for the learning provision for children and young people with complex additional support needs 2017-2026

Date
19/09/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

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.

Authors
Scottish Government

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Family Justice Modernisation Strategy

Date
03/09/2019

Category
National 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.

Authors
Scottish Government

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Children & Young People’s Mental Health Task Force Recommendations

Date
04/07/2019

Category
National 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

Authors
Scottish Government

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Our Vision to Improve Early Intervention in Psychosis in Scotland

Date
30/06/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

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

Authors
Scottish Government

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Restorative Justice Action Plan

Date
28/06/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

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

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Thematic review of self-directed support in Scotland: Transforming lives

Date
27/06/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

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

Authors
Scottish Government

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Preventing offending: Improving our approach to workforce development

Date
25/06/2019

Category
Guidance, 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

Authors
Scottish Government

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Preventing offending: improving outcomes for children and young people

Date
25/06/2019

Category
Guidance, 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

Authors
Scottish Government

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Learning for sustainability: Vision 2030+ action plan

Date
19/06/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A plan to increase the amount of learning time spent on sustainable skills, including in early learning and childcare