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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.
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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
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
CategoryNational strategies and frameworks
A national plan for implementing the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 between 2021 and 2023
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
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.
Report of the Independent Review led by Derek Feeley, recommending improvements to adult social care support in Scotland.
AuthorsCare Inspectorate and SSSC
Guidance for social service workers, providers, managers, supervisors, social workers and social work students to support workers and providers to recognise potential signs
of ill-treatment or wilful neglect, when an offence may have occurred and how and who you should report thi...
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication, Guidance
Guidance on the records all registered care services (except childminding) must keep about people who use a service, staff records, environment and safety, complaints, medication, finance, staffing levels and deployment. It also includes guidance on notification reporting for all...
CategoryGuidance, Care Inspectorate Publication
Guidance, developed with Scottish Care and the Royal College of Speech and Language Therapists, highlighting good practice to support people with eating, drinking and swallowing difficulties (Dysphagia)