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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, Guidance
Guidance to raise awareness of preventing and managing choking episodes for those caring for young children
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
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
A collection of case studies to demonstrate examples of good practice within health and social care
AuthorsShared Care Scotland
The Easy Evaluation Toolkit is designed to help people evaluate their short break or respite care service.
The Easy Consultation Toolkit is designed to help short break providers and others with short break consultation.
A step by step guide to planning for sustainability of short breaks.
AuthorsSOS Children's Villages International
A child-friendly version of United Nations Guidelines for the Alternative Care of Children which uses accessible language and visuals to inform children and young people about their right to live in a supportive family environment
The theme of Co-production Week 2019 is ‘The Big Questions’ and Iriss is hosting this free event to support understanding of what co-production is, and how to make it happen effectively.
AuthorsHealthcare Improvement Scotland and SIGN
A booklet for parents, carers and families of children and young people affected by alcohol in pregnancy, which explains Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and the recommendations made in a new clinical guideline on the subject.
AuthorsA Way Home Scotland
Guidance and recommendations to make support for care leavers at risk of becoming homeless more consistent across Scotland and easier for care providers