What to expect
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.
Individuals, agencies and services working together to support, manage and supervise people who have committed offences.
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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
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...
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...
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
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.
Guidance for Care Inspectorate staff to help them review adult with incapacity policies/procedures. This template is NOT a draft procedure for care services, however it may be of help to care providers developing and reviewing their adults with incapacity policies and procedures
Guidance in relation to consent to treatment for mental disorder in adults, examining issues of consent in light of the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act 2003 and the Mental Health (Scotland) Act 2015. It also covers treatment for mental disorder where the person ...
Innovative paper armband that can help care staff detect malnutrition in older people
CategoryNational strategies and frameworks
A plan for delivery of the national strategy for preventing and eradicating violence against women and girls
Guidance on Parameters and Minimum Standards for Conducting Environmental Risk Assessments (ERA). The purpose of the minimum practice standards is to ensure national consistency of the data and information which is considered when carrying out an ERA across all Responsible Author...
Guidance to assist health and social care staff faced with issues that arise from the operation of powers of attorney. It may also be of interest to people drawing up their own power of attorney, and to prospective attorneys
Guidance providing advice for staff to ensure their social media activity meets the Scottish Social Service’s Council (SSSC) Code of Practice. The updated guidance includes common questions and examples of fitness to practise cases involving social media which the SSSC has invest...
AuthorsMental Welfare Commission
Guidance which looks at cases where the adult's capacity to consent to a sexual relationship is doubtful
AuthorsHealthcare Improvement Scotland
CategoryGuidance, National strategies and frameworks
A framework providing an overarching approach developed from best practice to support care providers effectively manage adverse events
A delivery plan setting out the vision and priorities for achieving a 'just, safe and resilient Scotland' for the period 2017-2020. The plan builds on the outcomes and approach set out in the first Strategy for Justice in 2012
AuthorsCentre for Youth & Criminal Justice
A literature review on effective interventions for Criminal Justice Social Work in relation to hate crime
Standards setting out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland, seeking to provide better outcomes for everyone; to ensure that individuals are treated with respect and dignity; and that the basic human rights we are all entitled to...
An Easy Read version of the Health and Social Care Standards that came into effect in April 2018 replacing the National Care Standards. The standards set out what we should expect when using health, social care or social work services in Scotland
A strategy with the ambition of eliminating human trafficking and exploitation through three action areas: identifying victims and supporting them to safety and recovery; identifying perpetrators and disrupting their activity; and addressing the conditions that foster trafficking...