What to expect
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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CategoryNational strategies and frameworks
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
A national strategy for community justice providing a shared vision to help partners and communities work together effectively to improve community justice outcomes, while retaining the flexibility to adapt to local needs and circumstances
National report on notifications submitted between January 2018 and December 2021
AuthorsThe Care Inspectorate
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication
Review of throughcare practice in community justice social work services
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.
A quality framework for use in self-evaluation, scrutiny and improvement support in relation to housing support and offender accommodation services
Scottish Government guidance for local authorities about their statutory duties relating to the provision of Appropriate Adult services
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
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...
CategoryGuidance, Care Inspectorate Publication
A guide for care services undertaking self-evaluation
AuthorsSociety for Companion Animal Studies
A voluntary code intended to offer guidance on good practice for designing and delivering Animal Assisted Interventions effectively and safely, ensuring that the welfare needs of both humans and animals are met
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 review looking at international case studies to identify different approaches governments have taken to provide access to Restorative Justice services
A guide on How to use The Hub.
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