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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.
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AuthorsSocial Work Scotland
The Social Work Scotland Annual Conference will take place at the Crieff Hydro Hotel on 12-13 June 2019
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
AuthorsHealthcare Improvement Scotland
Revised general standards for neurological care and support, setting out what care people can expect to experience throughout Scotland, regardless of the type of neurological condition they have, their geographical location, care setting or personal circumstances
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 guide on How to use The Hub.
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication, Guidance
Good practice examples to give care services ideas on how to bring generations together in a variety of care settings in a way that improves the quality of their lives
AuthorsScottish Social Services Council
Guidance for social service workers, social work students and employers on raising concerns in the workplace, explaining the difference between raising a concern and whistleblowing, as well as when a concern qualifies for legal protection under whistleblowing law. The section fo...
AuthorsMental Welfare Commission for Scotland
Guidance for professionals working with people with alcohol-related brain damage.
The guidance is not written specifically for patients, relatives, or carers, but might be useful in describing available resources and approaches.
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...
CategoryCare 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...
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
Guidance on the clinical process for young people moving between Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) and Adult Mental Health Services. This document has been developed in consultation with CAMHS users to further Action 21 of the Mental Health Strategy: 2017-2027
AuthorsMental Welfare Commission
Guidance for staff in the NHS / local authority / independent sector services on what issues and incidents should be reported to the Mental Welfare Commission and what form that notification should take
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
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.