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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.
Community Planning Partnerships, Integrated Joint Boards, Local Authorities, and any other people or organisations involved in the provision of social care and social work services across Scotland.
Using the drop down menus below, you can filter resources by resource type, relevant topics or date of publication.
Guidance on managing self-directed support for adults with incapacity
Practical fire safety guidance for those who are responsible for specialised housing and for those who provide care and support in such premises
Guidance setting out how to improve practice in the issuing and implementation of directions issued under the Public Bodies (Joint Working) (Scotland) Act 2014
Scottish Government guidance for local authorities about their statutory duties relating to the provision of Appropriate Adult services
Guide on social work and human rights designed to reflect on the importance of human rights and how the social work profession can be at the forefront of defending existing rights and building new rights and protections for the most vulnerable.
A collection of case studies to demonstrate examples of good practice within health and social care
AuthorsA Way Home Scotland
Guidance and recommendations to make support for care leavers at risk of becoming homeless more consistent across Scotland and easier for care providers
Updated code of guidance to help guide local authorities in their duties to assist people who are threatened with or who are experiencing homelessness
AuthorsNHS Education for Scotland & Scottish Social Services Council
A learning resource for health and social care staff which will help support better conversations and interactions with carers
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
Guidance to help health workers identify signs of human trafficking and exploitation, and to know what action to take if they have concerns. Previous guidance has been updated to reflect changes introduced by the Human Trafficking and Exploitation (Scotland) Act 2015 and publicat...
Guidance is intended to support local authorities to develop good practice to identify, refer and support victims of human trafficking and exploitation, and disrupt and deter criminal activities. Topics covered include spotting the signs of trafficking and exploitation, strategic...
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.
CategoryGuidance, Care Inspectorate Publication
A guide for care services undertaking self-evaluation
A document which aims to raise awareness of community empowerment and promote such a shared understanding across scrutiny bodies to support high-quality scrutiny of community empowerment.
AuthorsRCN Scotland, NES and SEND
A competency framework to support nurse leaders in their role on integration authority boards
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
AuthorsScottish Commission for Learning Disability
Guidance, suggestions and questions for developing a local learning disability strategy. This is a resource to support Health and Social Care Partnerships (HSCPs), local authorities and health boards when planning their local strategies.
A plan setting out the actions required to deliver the changes necessary to fully implement self-directed support over 2019 - 2021