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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A Fairer Scotland for Older People - A Framework for Action image

Authors
Scottish Government

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A Fairer Scotland for Older People - A Framework for Action

Date
03/04/2019

Category
National 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

Palliative and End of Life Care Resources image

Authors
Scottish Social Services Council

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Palliative and End of Life Care Resources

Date
01/04/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A review of care services for early learning and childcare 2014 - 2017 image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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A review of care services for early learning and childcare 2014 - 2017

Date
19/03/2019

Category
Care 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.

The Keys to Life: Unlocking Futures for People with Learning Disabilities Implementation framework and priorities 2019-2021 image

Authors
Scottish Government

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The Keys to Life: Unlocking Futures for People with Learning Disabilities Implementation framework and priorities 2019-2021

Date
13/03/2019

Category
National strategies and frameworks

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...

A review of care services for children and young people 2014 - 2017 image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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A review of care services for children and young people 2014 - 2017

Date
05/02/2019

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

The findings of a review of care services for children covering the period 2014 to 2017.

Funding Follows The Child And The National Standard For Early Learning and Childcare Providers: Principles and Practice image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Funding Follows The Child And The National Standard For Early Learning and Childcare Providers: Principles and Practice

Date
21/12/2018

Category
National strategies and frameworks

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...

Rights, Respect and Recovery: Scotland's strategy to improve health by preventing and reducing alcohol and drug use, harm and related deaths image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Rights, Respect and Recovery: Scotland's strategy to improve health by preventing and reducing alcohol and drug use, harm and related deaths

Date
28/11/2018

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A strategy to prevent and reduce alcohol and drug use, harm and related deaths

Health and social care integration: Update on progress image

Authors
Audit Scotland

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Health and social care integration: Update on progress

Date
15/11/2018

Category
National strategies and frameworks

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

Coming home: A Report on Out-of-Area Placements and Delayed Dishcharge for People with Learning Disabilities and Complex Needs image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Coming home: A Report on Out-of-Area Placements and Delayed Dishcharge for People with Learning Disabilities and Complex Needs

Date
01/11/2018

Category
National strategies and frameworks

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...

The joint strategic inspection of services for children and young people: Review of findings from the inspection programme 2012-2017 image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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The joint strategic inspection of services for children and young people: Review of findings from the inspection programme 2012-2017

Date
01/11/2018

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

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

Serious Incident Reviews: An overview of themes arising from notifications submitted between February 2015 and December 2017 image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Serious Incident Reviews: An overview of themes arising from notifications submitted between February 2015 and December 2017

Date
20/10/2018

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

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...

Mental Health Strategy: 2017-2027 1st Progress Report image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Mental Health Strategy: 2017-2027 1st Progress Report

Date
26/09/2018

Category
National strategies and frameworks

Report summarising the achievements made since the Strategy's publication, as well as progress expected over the next twelve months.

Mental Health Quality Indicators: Background and Secondary Definitions image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Mental Health Quality Indicators: Background and Secondary Definitions

Date
03/09/2018

Category
National strategies and frameworks

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...

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) National Core Pathway image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) National Core Pathway

Date
31/08/2018

Category
National strategies and frameworks

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

Age, Home and Community: Next Phase image

Authors
Scottish Government and COSLA

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Age, Home and Community: Next Phase

Date
30/08/2018

Category
National strategies and frameworks

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

Scotland's Suicide Prevention Action Plan: Every Life Matters image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Scotland's Suicide Prevention Action Plan: Every Life Matters

Date
09/08/2018

Category
National strategies and frameworks

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

Transforming social care: Scotland's progress towards implementing self-directed support 2011-2018 image

Authors
Scottish Government

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Transforming social care: Scotland's progress towards implementing self-directed support 2011-2018

Date
01/08/2018

Category
National strategies and frameworks

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 More Active Scotland: Scotland's Physical Activity Delivery Plan image

Authors
Scottish Government

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A More Active Scotland: Scotland's Physical Activity Delivery Plan

Date
12/07/2018

Category
National strategies and frameworks

A national plan setting out actions to be taken to support and enable Scotland to be more physically active

A Healthier Future: Scotland's Diet & Healthy Weight Delivery Plan image

Authors
Scottish Government

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A Healthier Future: Scotland's Diet & Healthy Weight Delivery Plan

Date
02/07/2018

Category
National strategies and frameworks

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

Joint Inspection of Adult and Protection in these partnerships: North Ayrshire, Highland, Dundee City, Aberdeenshire, East Dunbartonshire and Midlothian image

Authors
Care Inspectorate and Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland

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Joint Inspection of Adult and Protection in these partnerships: North Ayrshire, Highland, Dundee City, Aberdeenshire, East Dunbartonshire and Midlothian

Date
01/07/2018

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

A thematic review of adult support and protection in six partnerships, carried out in partnership with Her Majesty’s Inspectorate of Constabulary for Scotland.

Preventing and responding to child sexual exploitation: evidence from inspections of care services for children and young people image

Authors
Care Inspectorate

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Preventing and responding to child sexual exploitation: evidence from inspections of care services for children and young people

Date
19/06/2018

Category
Care Inspectorate Publication, National strategies and frameworks

A report on a focused scrutiny programme which looked at how well care services are preventing and responding effectively to child sexual exploitation.