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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
CategoryCare 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
CategoryNational 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.
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
A plan setting out the actions required to deliver the changes necessary to fully implement self-directed support over 2019 - 2021
A document setting out a vision for how adult social care support will look like in the future, as part of a partnership programme to support local reform
A framework for the partnership programme to support local reform of adult social care, setting out priorities, workstreams and vision
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