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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.
Care homes can provide all aspects of a person’s accommodation, support, nursing and personal care or support.
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CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication
AuthorsNHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde
AuthorsRoyal College of Nursing
This guide has been created by the Mouth Care Matters in End-of-Life Care Steering Group. It has been developed to help support people during the end of life when a person is dying, and can be used by relatives and those important to the person.
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
Guidance for applicants or existing providers of care home services for adults setting out expectations on a number of key elements of care home building design and room size. The guidance is an update on the original 2018 guidance to take account of the new Health and Social Car...
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.
AuthorsThe Care Inspectorate
Overview of what quality care looks like in oral care for adults
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.
This trauma-informed practice toolkit has been developed as part of the National Trauma Training Programme, to support all sectors of the workforce, in planning and developing trauma informed services.
Guidance to ensure that premises-based services have clear information on the effective assessment of safe staffing, in line with our quality frameworks, the Health and Social Care Standards, the Health and Care Staffing Scotland Act 2019, and Safety Huddle and Professional Judgm...
Report of the Independent Review led by Derek Feeley, recommending improvements to adult social care support in Scotland.
AuthorsCare Inspectorate and Healthcare Improvement Scotland
Guidance for staff on how to communicate with a person to understand their care needs and any information required