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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.
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Using the drop down menus below, you can filter resources by resource type, relevant topics or date of publication.
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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
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication, Guidance
Records that all registered children and young peoples care services must keep and guidance on notification reporting.
Guidance about the performance of functions under Part 1 of the Adult Support and Protection (Scotland) Act 2007
CategorySelf-directed Support Library, Care Inspectorate Publication, Guidance
A guide to support managers and staff in services to develop and improve how personal plans for adults are undertaken
AuthorsVegetarian for Life
Food Fortification is a comprehensive guide showing how to use vegan, dairy-free alternatives to fortify food with calories and protein.
CategoryNational strategies and frameworks
A national plan for implementing the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 between 2021 and 2023
Best practice guidance for public bodies on procurement of care and support services - originally published in March 2016, it has been updated to reflect changes that have occurred as a result of the UK's exit from the EU and the end of the Transition Period
AuthorsNHS Education for Scotland
CategoryNational 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
Veganism is more than just a diet helps you identify hidden animal products and explain more about what to consider when shopping and caring for a vegan.
Easy read version of the report of the Independent Review led by Derek Feeley, recommending improvements to adult social care support in Scotland.
AuthorsLGBT Health & Wellbeing
A toolkit to support health and social care staff to reflect on and develop their practice in working with lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people with dementia.
Report of the Independent Review led by Derek Feeley, recommending improvements to adult social care support in Scotland.
AuthorsCare Inspectorate and SSSC
Guidance for social service workers, providers, managers, supervisors, social workers and social work students to support workers and providers to recognise potential signs
of ill-treatment or wilful neglect, when an offence may have occurred and how and who you should report thi...