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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
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
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks
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 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 setting out the findings of a five year programme of joint inspections of services for children and young people covering each local authority in Scotland
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.
Guidance setting out the purpose and scope of the mental health quality indicator (QI) profile, as set out in Action 38 of the Mental Health Strategy 2017-2027. This guidance provides a summary of the QI profile development, the actions needed to implement the QIs, and a full lis...
A pathway intended as a reference guide for health boards and all services who in partnership across health, education, social care and third sector deliver the provision of communication equipment and support in using that equipment
AuthorsScottish Government and COSLA
A strategy to support independent living among older people, building on progress of the original 2011 strategy and setting out a vision for the next phase in ensuring the right advice, house and support will allow older people to live the way they choose
An action plan for suicide prevention designed to continue the work from the 2013-2016 suicide prevention strategy. The plan lists a number of actions which leaders at a national, regional and local level must take to transform society’s response and attitude towards suicide
A report on progress towards implementing self-directed support (SDS) over the last seven years, meeting Audit Scotland’s recommendation that the Scottish Government should report publicly on the outcomes it has achieved in supporting implementation of SDS
A national plan setting out actions to be taken to support and enable Scotland to be more physically active
A framework on how the Scottish Government will work with partners in the public and private sector to help people make healthier choices about food
AuthorsCare Inspectorate and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland
A thematic review of adult support and protection in six partnerships, carried out in partnership with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland.
A report on a focused scrutiny programme which looked at how well care services are preventing and responding effectively to child sexual exploitation.