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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.
Browse resources including guidance, research and other publications, as well as bespoke resources relating to Early Learning and Childcare and Self-directed Support.
CategoryCare Inspectorate Publication
Updated guidance setting out the Care Inspectorate’s expectations for residential services to plan for and assess the needs of children and young people before a placement begins, to consider how the needs of individual children and young people will be met.
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...
A guide for older people experiencing care in their own homes to support them to move more often every day, promote independence and the possibility of continuing to live at home.
Information sheet on why moving more is important for older relatives
People enjoy making these, having a bit of fun, connecting with others, using their skills, remembering their childhood and moving a bit more.
AuthorsActive and Independent Living Improvement Programme
Developed by physiotherapists, these exercises will build strength and balance, no matter what your age. Highly recommended from 50 to 110
Delegates will be supported to improve what they and their teams do by actively protecting their wellbeing. They will learn from each other, and examples of leaders in the system already doing this, the value of self-care and wellbeing in delivering the best health and social car...
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)
CategoryNational strategies and frameworks
A summary of research into the impact of Learning for Sustainability on educational outcomes.
CategoryChildren and Young People Bulletin
A weekly bulletin produced by our policy team providing an update on the key developments concerning children and young people
CategoryAdult and Health Bulletin
A weekly bulletin produced by our policy team providing an update on the key developments in adult social care and health.
AuthorsMedicines & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency
Guidance promoting the safe use of bed rails
Guidance on the records childminding services must keep about people who use a service, staff records, environment and safety, complaints, medication, finance, staffing levels and employment. Also includes guidance on notification reporting for childminding services. C
A weekly bulletin produced by our policy team providing an update on the key developments in adult social care and health
A weekly bulletin produced by our policy team providing an update on the key developments concerning adults and health
Early years practice guidance designed to refresh and build upon the original principles and philosophy of Pre-Birth to 3 and Building the Ambition